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The Explorers and Early Colonists of Victoria, 1872

Thomas Foster Chuck

composite albumen paper photograph consisting of 713 personages (backing sheet: 60.0 cm x 52.5 cm, image: 50.4 cm x 43.6 cm)

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Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2018

Accession number: 2018.131

Currently not on display

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Thomas Foster Chuck (age 46 in 1872)

Various

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Visual arts and crafts

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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.