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John Noone

active 1858 – 1888

John Noone, photographer and lithographer, began advertising the services of his ‘Photographic Establishment’ in the Melbourne Argus in September 1858, and worked from two separate addresses on Collins Street from this time until 1862. An early experimenter in the recently-invented photolithographic process, he was appointed photographer to the Victorian Crown Lands Department in 1866, exhibiting maps and plans he produced in the course of his work at the Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition the same year. During the 1860s, he also worked as a photographer for the Public Library of Victoria, exhibiting a series of his photolithographs there in 1869 and at the London International Exhibition in 1873. In 1869, he also created a series of panoramic photographs, taken from the tower of residence in Lonsdale Street, of the city of Melbourne; seven of these were exhibited at the Sydney Intercolonial Exhibition in 1870. The State Library of Victoria holds many examples of Noone’s work, both photographs and photolithographs.

Updated 2018