William H. Bardwell was a professional photographer. He was employed by Saul Solomon at Ballarat. Solomon and Bardwell soon became partners with a studio in Main Road, Ballarat East in 1859 and Sturt Street from 1865. The partnership dissolved by September 1866 and Bardwell starts advertising the Royal Photographic Studio. 
- ↑ Rogers, J. W. F. (ed.). (c. 1887). The Australasian Federal Directory of Commerce, Trades & Professions. Melbourne: J. W. F. Rogers.
- ↑ Kerr, Joan, The Dictionary of Australian Artists: Painters, sketchers, Photographers and Engravers to 1870, Oxford University Press, 1992.