Photographic album containing 50 black and white prints of Aboriginal sites, stone artefacts and people in Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia. A number of the photographs are dated generally, to the early 1900s. Each photograph has a typed caption below the image. As the donation was made in 1950 and the photographs have dates in the early part of the 20th century, it can be assumed that the album was compiled sometime between 1900 and 1950. It is not yet known whether S.F. Mann was the photographer of the images or the owner of the album.

Samuel Furneaux (Barney) Mann (1866-1954 ), a cattle breeder, sheep grazier and collector of Aboriginal stone tools and objects, Mann was the son a prominent Ballarat solicitor. Better known to his many friends as 'Barney', Mann was educated at the Geelong Grammar School and was known for a being a good footballer, cricketer, golfer, tennis and polo player. He assembled a considerable collection of indigenous material, including stone tools and ethnographic objects from many parts of Australia and overseas. He was also a member of a collecting expedition along the Darling River in 1917. In 1903 he purchased 'Lawrenny', a station near Caramut in Victoria, and a second property at North Minjah. Both were known for the wool clips they produced and for the Hereford cattle they bred. He died on 17th July at the age of 88 years.

Physical Description

Hard bound; dark red cover with silver debossed lettering 'Photographs' and patterning on the cover. White adhesive label with handwritten '140' top left corner. Pencilled name of original owner and address on first sheet. Cover and spine are slightly loose but in fair condition.

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