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Badgery's cottage, 48 Elrington Street, Braidwood, around April-May 1870 / American and Australasian Photographic Company
American and Australasian Photographic Company.
Merlin, Henry Beaufoy, 1830-1873.
1 carte-de-visite ; sepia ; 6.5 x 10.3 cm.
Verso carries the printed trade label of the "American and Australasian Photographic Company / Sydney Office 11 Barrack St / Melbourne Office 73 Little Collins St" and is numbered, in pencil: 11089.
Badgery's cottage (Braidwood, N.S.W.)
This cottage is believed to be the oldest surviving residence in Braidwood. It was the home of Mrs Maria Badgery, owner, and former licencee, of the Doncaster Inn on the corner of Park Lane and Wilson Street, Braidwood. [ref: NSW Heritage Branch datatase]
In April-May 1870 the photographer Beaufoy Merlin and his American and Australasian Photographic Company were en route to Sydney from Victoria via several country towns in New South Wales. In February 1870 Merlin advertised in the Queanbeyan Age that he was about to photograph every house in Yass. By March he was planning to photograph every house in Queanbeyan. By late May he had photographed Braidwood and was in already in Goulburn. A photograph of the Doncaster Hotel in Braidwood by the A&A company is numbered 11163.
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection ; CSL&RC PIC: small picture file : American & Australasian Photographic Co.
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