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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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Jane Kennerley (née Rouse), c. 1850

an unknown artist

hand-coloured photograph (frame: 15.5 cm x 12.5 cm, sight: 8.5 cm x 6.7 cm)

Jane Kennerley (nee Rouse) was born in Parramatta and in 1834 married Alfred Kennerley (1810-1897) who, like Jane's father, owned large amounts of land in western Sydney and on the Cudgegong River. The couple spent some time in England and then returned to Sydney where Kennerley returned to farming at his property, Bringelly. They moved to Hobart in the 1850s where Kennerley became a magistrate and was elected to the Legislative Council. He served as Mayor of Hobart twice (1862-63 and 1871-72) and was Premier of Tasmania from 1873 to 1876. Jane's marriage to Kennerley was childless.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Pamela Glasson 2009
Collected by Leila Haigh (nee Rouse)

Accession number: 2009.122

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Jane Rouse (age 41 in 1850)

Subject professions

Migration and colonisation

Donated by

Mrs Pamela Glasson (7 portraits)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.