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James Thomas (Tom) Thorburn ( 1860-1935), 1886 / La Dore
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Title:
Graduation portrait of Tom Thorburn (1860-1935), 1886 / Tuttle & Co.
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Date:
[1886]
Format:
1 carte-de-visite photograph : albumen print ; 11 x 6.2 cm.
Inscription:
Studio name printed on bottom edge of: Tuttle & Co. / corner of / George & Margaret sts. / Sydney / and 84 Elizabeth St. Melbourme.
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Description:
The Reverend James Thomas (Tom) Thorburn (1860-1935) was a Minister of the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales, ordained in 1892. He was the youngest son of Scots emigrants Robert Thorburn and Jessie Catherine McKenzie, born on the family dairy farm Barr Hill at Jasper's Brush in the Shoalhaven district of New South Wales. He entered St Andrew's College at the University of Sydney in 1882, graduated BA in May 1886 and the then entered Theological Hall. Following his marriage to Miriam Macgillivray in 1892 he was appointed to the parish of Tenterfield (1893-1895). From Tenterfield he went to Walcha, then Palmer Street, Woolloomooloo, Gloucester, Eskbank and finally, Blayney (1920-1932) He retired from Blayney and went to live with his unmarried sisters at Meroogal in Nowra. He died on 4 March 1935 while on a visit to his old parish of Blayney.
Provenance:
Estate of June Wallace (1917-2010)
Source:
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; June Wallace papers: JMW/33
Rights:
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Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
41265