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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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Reverend Thomas Buddle

1863
Batchelder & O'Neill

carte de visite photograph (support: 10.0 cm x 6.3 cm)

Thomas Buddle (1812–1883), Wesleyan missionary, worked for 42 years in New Zealand, ministering to Maori and colonists in the Waikato, Auckland and the south. By the time he retired he had filled the highest Methodist offices in New Zealand and had been president of the Australasian General Conference (in 1863). A father of ten, he translated the Bible into Maori for the Bible Society.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

Artist and subject

Batchelder & O'Neill

Thomas Buddle (age 51 in 1863)

Subject professions

Religion

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On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget. The Companion is available to buy online and in the Portrait Gallery Store.

Carte-o-mania!

Previous exhibition, 2018

Drawn from the NPG’s burgeoning collection of cartes de visite, Carte-o-mania! celebrates the wit, style and substance of the pocket-sized portraits that were taken and collected like crazy in post-goldrush Australia.

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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.

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