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Miss Elizabeth Gittins (1834-1932), governess to the children of Patrick 
Hill Throsby, around 1885 / Tuttle & Co., George Street, Sydney.
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Title:
Miss Elizabeth Gittins, around 1885 / Tuttle & Co.
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Date:
[c1885]
Format:
1 carte de visite : albumen print ; 6.2 x 10.2 cm.
Inscription:
Studio name below image: Tuttle & Co / cnr George & Markets Sts / Sydney. Identification on back: Miss Gittens (sic), Throsby Park, Moss Vale. Governess to Pat H. T. family
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Description:
If the identification on the back of this photograph is correct, then this portrait depicts Miss Gittins, who was the governess to Patrick Hill Throsby's children. According to a notice in the Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 3rd February, 1932 in celebration of her 98th birthday, she was born in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England, and came to Sydney with her parents in 1852. At some time she was also governess to the children of Sir Frederick and Lady Darley.
Provenance:
From a remnant photograph album "donated to Throsby Park Historic Site by Mrs. Grime 1978 - Mrs. Grime's mother was a Zouch" - handwriting of Rachel Roxburgh. [Emily Mary Throsby (1864-1943) married Richard Essington Zouch (1848-1917) in 1887. Their daughter, Marcia Throsby Zouch (1896- 1982) married John Essington Grime.]
Source:
Throsby family photographs ; Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
Rights:
You may save or print this image for research and study. If you wish to use it for any other purposes, you must contact the Historic Houses Trust to request permission.
Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
41290