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Sir Henry Barkly

An interview with former National Portrait Gallery Director, Andrew Sayers, who describes the portrait of Sir Henry Barkly by Thomas Clark.

Interview with Andrew Sayers
Video: 2 minutes

Images from article in “The La Trobe Journal” No 62 Spring 1998, Images of Empire, Sir Henry Barkly’s Photograph Album, 1858 -1877

‘The “Nawab of Ferrukhabad” banished from India for life because of his crimes during the Mutiny, now residing in Mecca. Ought to have been hanged.’ Barkly Collection by unknown artist, date unknown

Captain Downs’ Villa at St Louis on Mauritius. Collection: Barkly Collection by unknown artist, date unknown

Sir Henry Barkly, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., Governor of Victoria by  Thomas Clark, 1864

Video transcript

2 portraits

1 Sir Henry Barkly, c. 1863 Batchelder & O'Neill. 2 Portrait of His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly, Governor of Victoria, c. 1864 Thomas Clark.

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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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