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Studio portrait of Nina Terry, around 1920 / May Moore
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Studio portrait of Nina Terry, around 1920 / May Moore
1 framed photoprint : b & w ; 14.8 x 9.8 cm (image); 25.6 x 16.8 cm (framed)
Studio name on mount below image right: MAY MOORE.
Nina Beatrice Terry (1875-1968) was the eldest of the two daughters of Edwin Stephen Rouse and his wife Bessie (nee Buchanan) of Rouse Hill House. She was born in January 1875 at Lara, the Darlinghurst home of her Buchanan grandparents, and in 1895 married her second-cousin George Terry from the nearby property Box Hill, moving back to Rouse Hill House with her husband in the 1920s following Nina's mother's death in 1924. George Terry died in 1957 but Nina remained the chatelaine at Rouse Hill House for another decade. In her latter years, with the rise of the heritage movement, Nina regularly found herself and the house the subject of interest from journalists and historians. She was 'a link in history's chain', and strove to maintain the house and its contents as it had been in her mother's day, thereby creating a rich layered legacy for the future. She died at the house in August 1968, as had her parents before her, and in the bedroom which had been shared in succession by her great-grandparents and grandparents. [ref: Caroline Rouse Thornton, Rouse Hill House & the Rouses, 2nd ed, 2015]
Rouse Hill House & Farm ; R86/187
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