Walter William Thwaites (Snr)

Walter William Thwaites was born in 1815 in London, to miniature portrait artist Walter William Thwaites and Charlotte Yeomans. He arrived in NSW in 1834 (ship unknown) and worked for the Auditor General’s Department in Sydney for a number of years. In 1839, he married Jane McLean in Sydney and had three children. The family…

Tuttle & Co (William True Bennett)

William True Bennett was born in 1836 in Michigan, USA. ┬áHe made his way to Australia around 1857, setting up a studio in Brisbane, intending to stay for a few days, but ended up staying 20 months and marrying a local girl, Mary Teresa Greenwood, in December 1858. More information on his life in Queensland…

Charles Millington Nixon

Charles Millington Nixon was born 12 Feb 1870 in Kapunda, South Australia, to Stephen Nixon and his wife Mary Ann Ellis. Charles came from a family of photographers, his father, grandfather and two of his uncles were all pioneers in the new image capturing industry.He started early and by aged 16 was advertising as a…