Object StatementPhotographic negative, entitled 'Pioneer Settler' depicing Lucy Sawtell and her children in front of a cottage, Dorrigo district, New South Wales, Australia, glass / gelatin emulsion, published by Kerry and Co, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1907
Physical DescriptionPhotographic negative, entitled 'Pioneer Settler' depicing Lucy Sawtell and her children in front of a cottage, Dorrigo district, New South Wales, Australia, glass / gelatin emulsion, published by Kerry and Co, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1907
Silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format. The image depicts a settler's family near Dorrigo in New South Wales. A house is depicted in the centre of the image, it is a wood and corrugated iron structure with a verandah at the front and a chimney on the left side. The land immediately around the house has been cleared and trunks from felled trees are visible. A horsedrawn vehicle, called a sulky, can be seen to the right of the house and a fence constructed of wood posts and wire mesh can be seen in front of the house. A woman and three small children are depicted near a tree trunk in the foreground of the image. The people depicted are Lucy Sawtell (nee Frost) (b 1878) wife of Henry Charles Sawtell, Edna (b 1901), Ella (seated) (b 1902), Ina (b 1904) and George (b 1905) standing beside chimney near house.Tall stands of trees are depicted behind the house in the background of the image. The caption, studio mark and studio number are inscribed on the reverse of the negative.
53/19 Tyrrell Inventory Number, 1674 Kerry Studio Number
MarksCaption, studio number and studio mark on plate emulsion verso lower right, inscribed by hand in reverse print in ink 'A PIONEER SETTLER. / 1674. Kerry. Sydney.'
Inscription in plate emulsion verso top centre, scratched by hand 'Dorrigo 1674'.