CAIRE, Nicholas John (1837-1918)
Aboriginal group, Lake Tyers, Gippsland, Victoria.
Circa 1895. Photographic magic lantern glass slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original printed label affixed to one of the paper borders, ‘20. Group of Natives, Victoria‘, plus a larger label printed ‘20‘; fine condition.
A superb group portrait of an Aboriginal group in western clothing taken on the Lake Tyers reserve in far eastern Victoria. The original photograph was taken by the photographer Nicholas Caire in 1886, and was first published in a portfolio of Gippsland views.