Dublin and Melbourne Portrait Rooms

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Born in 1835 in Newry, County Down, Ireland, Henry Glenny was a professional photographer and journalist. [1] He prospected at at White Flat and Eureka before opening a store at Gravel Pit Flat. [2]

Henry Glenny ran the Dublin and Melbourne photographic rooms at 114 Main Road, Ballarat East.[3]

After the Eureka Stockade battle on 03 December 1854 Glenny came out on the side of officialdom and joined the volunteer force.[4]

Glenny first took up photography in 1857 while living in Castlemaine. He had a studio in Victoria Street, Ballarat East from 1865, and by 1869 he was situated in Main Road, Ballarat East at which time he exhibited photographs of Aborigines and Wesleyan ministers at the Ballarat Mechanics' Institute.[5]

Glenny worked as a journalist for over forty years. He wrote under various pseudonyms including 'Old Chum', 'Peter Possum', "A Voice from the East', 'Quince', 'Rambler', but most usually 'Silverpen'.[6]

Legacy

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Photographers

Notes

References

  1. Kerr, Joan, The Dictionary of Australian Artists: Painters, sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870, Oxford University Press, 1992.
  2. Kerr, Joan, The Dictionary of Australian Artists: Painters, sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870, Oxford University Press, 1992.
  3. Davies, Alan & Stanbury, Peter The Mechanical Eye in Australia: Photography 1841-1900, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1985
  4. Kerr, Joan, The Dictionary of Australian Artists: Painters, sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870, Oxford University Press, 1992.
  5. Kerr, Joan, The Dictionary of Australian Artists: Painters, sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870, Oxford University Press, 1992.
  6. Kerr, Joan, The Dictionary of Australian Artists: Painters, sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870, Oxford University Press, 1992.

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--C.K.Gervasoni 15:50, 20 January 2012 (EST)

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