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New South Wales State Repatriation Board, c. 1920

Frank Neish

gelatin silver photograph on cardboard (backing sheet: 22.8 cm x 27.8 cm, image: 13.1 cm x 19.5 cm)

Sir Mark Sheldon (1871-1956), businessman, was the Chairman of the first Repatriation Board of NSW. He was managing-director of Carmichael & Co. Ltd, paper merchants; chairman of Waterloo Glass Bottle Works Ltd (1910-15); a long-term director from 1910 of the Australian Bank of Commerce; vice-president of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce (1916-19); a State executive member of the British Red Cross Society; and chairman of the State Repatriation Board (1917-19).In October 1919 he became Australian Commissioner in New York.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the family of FW Macpherson 2012

Accession number: 2012.158

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Frank Neish

Sir Mark Sheldon (age 49 in 1920)

Sir Samuel Hordern (age 44 in 1920)

Arthur Vernon

J Eade

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John Macpherson (4 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.