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Kate Girard
, c. 1885

by Mora of New York

carte de visite photograph (support: 10.5 cm x 6.3 cm, image: 9.1 cm x 5.8 cm)

Kate Girard (1860-1897) was a Tasmanian-born actress who performed on the Victorian goldfields before heading to America for a time from the late 1870s. Reports of her in Australian newspapers in the 1880s mention her performances as a member of an acrobatic troupe. She died in New York in 1897 having suffered a bout of pneumonia.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Purchased with funds provided by Graham Smith 2009
Accession number: 2009.77