A collection of six nineteenth century photograph albums containing nearly 300 portraits (cartes de visite and cabinet cards) of three generations of the Hawkins and Robertson families: Annie Griffith Roberts, her first husband Dr James Hawkins, her second husband, Dr Edward Bruce Robertson, and Oriana, one of the children of the second marriage
The Robertsons came to Australia in 1887; Oriana married into the Moodie family of 'Wando Dale', Coleraine, Victoria. Of primary importance are the approximately 50 portraits featuring prominent members of pioneering Western District pastoral families: the Camerons of 'Dunan'; the Edgars of Pine Hills; the Gardiners of Nangwary; the McConochies of Konongwootong; and the Trangmans of Burswood. The photographs are contained in five full-leather quarto albums, and an attractive arch-topped six-panel folding panoramic frame (for cartes de visite) in full morocco. Further details and images are available on request.