10 September, 2015


Dunolly is host to a new and unique photographic exhibition.
This collection has never previously been on public display.
Carisbrook resident, John Tully, will be showing the photographs passed down to him by his great great grandfather photographer Charles Nettleton.
Nettleton was one of Victoria’s eminent photographers during the 1860-1890 period. His best known photograph is the most iconic in Australian history, the portrait of Ned Kelly the day before he was hanged.
As a photographer Nettleton would often take two photos. After printing a copy of each he would choose the best and store the other in the back of the studio. The expensive glass plate negative would then be cleaned and reused. Thus for many of these photos there was only one print ever made. It is these rejects that will be on display in Dunolly. A mixture of Melbourne and country scenes and portraits.
Nettleton also worked with the famous Australian artist S T Gill photographing his sketches. Photographs of two S T Gill sketches will be at the exhibition. The original sketches have not survived so these images are new to the S T Gill database.

The Charles Nettleton Historic Photograph Exhibition will be at Buckley’s of Dunolly, 1787 Maryborough Dunolly Rd, Dunolly for two weekends only,
Saturday & Sunday, 19th, & 20th September 2015 1.00 - 4.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 26th & 27th September 2015 from 1.00 –4.00 pm.
Gold coin donation.