Hetzer, William (1850-)

Also known as
Hetzer, W. (1850-)
Hetzer, W. (William) (1850-1867)
Hetzer, William
Hetzer, William (1850-1867)
Field of activity
Artist; Photographer
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Professional photographer, was a German who ran a studio with his wife, Thekla in Sydney from 1850 to 1867. He was engaged by the New South Wales commissioners to depict the monuments of the growing colony.

professional photographer, was a German who arrived at Sydney with his wife, Thekla, in the Balmoral on 3 February 1850. He opened a studio at 15 Hunter Street in March, where he advertised calotype (salted paper) portraits and views. On 16 March 1854 the Sydney Morning Herald noted that he was the only commercial practitioner of this process in Sydney (although misspelling his name as Helyer). Although his camera was equipped with a fast Voigtlander lens exposures lasted half a minute and sitters had to be clamped in position. Hetzer seems always to have specialised in paper photographs. Some of his calotype portraits survive in private collections but most known images are later wet-plate collodion negative albumen prints of Sydney streets and buildings, in particular a series of thirty-six stereo views of the city which he published by subscription in 1858. By May 1859 the set had grown to sixty, detailed in the Sydney Morning Herald of 13 May 1859, including 'a succession of views forming two or three complete panoramas, with many detached pictures of nooks and corners of bush and rock scenery’. One set was apparently owned by the architect Edmund Thomas Blacket; prints of several architectural subjects shown at the Josef Lebovic Gallery in 1989 carried Blacket’s initials verso. Hetzer also produced large, 10 × 12 inch (25.4 × 30.4 cm) albumen prints. At the 1861 Sydney exhibition in preparation for the 1862 London International Exhibition, Hetzer was awarded an honourable mention for his photographic studies of ...

  • 3 February 1850 Arrived in Sydney on the 'Balmoral'.

Flourished

  • fl. c.1866 - c.1867

Flourished

  • fl. 1850 - 1867

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  1. [William Hetzer : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]
    Hetzer, William
    [ Published ]
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  2. Botanical Gardens from the Victoria Gate Sydney N.S.Wales
    Hetzer, William, active 1850-1867
    [ Photograph : 1866 ]
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    Botanical Gardens from the Victoria Gate Sydney N.S.Wales
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,603.793)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33,603.793)

  3. New General Post Office Sydney N.S.Wales
    Hetzer, William, active 1850-1867
    [ Photograph : 1866 ]
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    New General Post Office Sydney N.S.Wales
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  4. Picton Viaduct Great Southern Railway New South Wales
    Hetzer, William, active 1850-1867
    [ Photograph : 1866 ]
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    Picton Viaduct Great Southern Railway New South Wales
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  5. William Pitt Faithfull / W. Hetzer
    Hetzer, William, active 1850-1867
    [ Photograph : 1851 ]
    At National Library
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  6. Views of Sydney and environs / W. Hetzer
    Hetzer, William, active 1850-1867
    [ Photograph : 1860 ]
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    Views of Sydney and environs / W. Hetzer
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31,840.744)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31,840.744)

  7. Sydney Cove no. 3, Dawes Battery / W. Hetzer
    Hetzer, William, active 1850-1867
    [ Photograph : 1865 ]
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    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 31,550.342)

  8. Knapsack Gulley Viaduct Great Western Railway N.S.Wales
    Hetzer, William, active 1850-1867
    [ Photograph : 1866 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Knapsack Gulley Viaduct Great Western Railway N.S.Wales
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  9. Australian bush scene near Penrith / W. Hetzer
    Hetzer, William, active 1850-1867
    [ Photograph : 1858 ]
    At National Library
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  10. Australian Museum (New Wing.) Sydney, N.S.Wales
    Hetzer, William, active 1850-1867
    [ Photograph : 1866 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    Australian Museum (New Wing.) Sydney, N.S.Wales
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  1. Hetzer, Thekla
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    ... Hetzer, William ... Australia. She assisted her husband William Hetzer in his studio from 1850. professional photographer and ... William Hetzer in his studio from 1850, preparing and developing the plates while he posed the sitters and ...
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  1. Government Gazette Notices
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Wednesday 17 July 1901 [Issue No.603 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 5489

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    ... William H&yes. Harry Willmott. a. r. p. 20 o o 20 o o 20 o o 40 o o 40 o o 7 ML ML 14* MX 14s MIi €2 Ml €5 ... Salter, William James Tyrrell, Hugh Smith, and William Henry Browning. W• H. Trewenack........ 80 o o 80 ... 70135 words
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  2. APPLICATIONS TO PURCHASE LAND IN VIRTUE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 2 May 1893 [Issue No.289] p 3466

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    ... . Albert Shoebridge Alexander Woodroffe Ooyder. William Willltm Dixon Buddie ... John Thomas David Oxley ... 12 6 7 Situation of Land. Parish. Picton... ......... Hetz IfOftUfl l|| Ml MI9M MIngelo ......... do ... 279 words
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    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 21 October 1892 [Issue No.748] p 8417

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    ... 92- 1 Kftnte of Applicant. William James Sutton — David Asquith Fanny Asquith George Asquith Gordon ... &riBh, Picton Hetz do do Antimony ..... West Fairfield G-urrangully... do County. Yancowinna Sandon .... do do ... 307 words
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  1. MURDER CHARGE KING WILLIAM-STREET CASE A VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER.
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  2. SNAKES. Result of Experiments made to testify lhe effi[?] of the Preparation reported by CHARLES UNDERWOOD to be an Antidote to the Poison of Snake bites,on the 12th, 13th, 14th, a...
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    ... . Hetzer's advertisement in our caper,'to the other branch of the art, discovered Bl the same year, by Mr ... . Talbot, in England. TheTalbotype-Calotype-or process on paper. \Ve have examined some of Mr. Hetzer'» Pho ... 2265 words
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    ... in the Britannia of 24th Oct., 1848 :-William Moriarty, after three years at the Royal Naval College ... process on metallic plates. Our attention has lately been called, by Mr. Hetzer to the other branch of the ... 4337 words
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