Thornton Richards & Co.

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Ballarat Teachers' College, 1950s. Photography by Thornton Richards & Co. Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 2091)

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Background

The Thornton Richards Camera House is the oldest camera store in the country, opening the doors in 1872 on the Goldfields. Started by George Richards and Phil Thornton the camera house was a great success. The current owners are the Lewis family. The company has continued to evolve from primarily a studio through to cameras and processing and a commercial lab in 1970s. [1]

History

Site

416 Sturt Street [2]

Innovations

Community Involvement

Works Produced

Workplace Relations

The People

Legacies

See also

Thornton Studios

Photography

Further Notes

References

  1. http://www.camerahouse.com.au/our-stores/vic/ballarat.aspx, accessed 29/05/2015
  2. The Courier Supplement, 10 June 1867


Further Reading

External Links



--C.K.Gervasoni 14:59, 4 December 2012 (EST); --Rachelle Vanderlinden 16:11, 29 May 2015 (AEST)

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