Freeman, George John (1843-1895)

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Freeman, George John (1842-1895)
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Artist; Photographer
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George John Freeman was a professional photographer and photographic showman. He arrived at South Australia in 1861. Throughout his professional career Freeman enthusiastically experimented with the latest processes and techniques, at times being as much a photographic entrepreneur as a practitioner.

professional photographer and photographic showman, was born on 17 January 1843 in London, son of George Freeman, a trader in base metals, and Eliza, nee Alderson. He arrived at South Australia on 3 January 1861 in the Countess of Fife , travelling with his father and step-mother Selina, nee Hague. He had experimented with photography as a youth at Bayswater School and had perhaps followed this up with some professional experience in London, for almost straight away he established a photographic studio in Hindley Street, Adelaide, in partnership with another young photographic hopeful, Edward Belcher. Their partnership was to continue, on and off, for several years: at 97 Hindley Street from 1861 (although Freeman was sole proprietor from 1864) and opposite the Adelaide Town Hall in 1866-67 (called the Town Hall Photographic Gallery in 1867). Freeman seems always to have been less interested in the bread-and-butter side of the photographic business than his erstwhile partner. Throughout his professional career he enthusiastically experimented with the latest processes and techniques, at times being as much a photographic entrepreneur as a practitioner. In December 1864, as a result of some 'chemical experiments’, there was an explosion and fire in the cellar of the Hindley Street premises he had lately shared with Belcher; according to the newspaper reports he was knocked unconscious and suffered serious injuries to his face and hands. The following year he produced the first double photographic portraits known to have been taken in the colony. The South Australian Register described ...

  • 3 January 1861

Flourished

  • fl. c.1861 - c.1880

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  1. Parkside Lunatic Asylum, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Parkside Lunatic Asylum, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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  2. General Post Office, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    General Post Office, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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  3. Grenfell Street corner and "Register" Office, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Grenfell Street corner and "Register" Office, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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  4. Club House, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Club House, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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  5. Government House, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Government House, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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  6. Imperial buildings, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Imperial buildings, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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  7. Town Hall and Eagle Chambers, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Town Hall and Eagle Chambers, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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  8. Parliament House, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    Parliament House, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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  9. St. Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
    Freeman, George John, 1842-1895
    [ Photograph : 1876 ]
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    St. Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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  10. Views in the city of Adelaide
    Freeman and Wivell, photographers
    [ Photograph : 1874 ]
    At Barr Smith Library
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  1. Freeman, Frances Margot (1895-1976)
    Artist; ; Draughtsman; Painter; Teacher; 8102; Assistant drawing mistress
    ... Freeman, George John ... Madge Freeman (1895-1977) ... of George Freeman, principal of St Andrew’s College and later Vice-Principal at Bendigo High ... Mid 20th century Victorian painter who travelled extensively. Freeman exhibited with the Melbourne ...
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  2. Freeman, J. P. G., (John Patrick George)
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  3. Freeman, Ketch
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    ... Farquhar, George ... Wisehammer, John ... Ketch Freeman is an Actor who is mentioned in 1 event in the AusStage database ...
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    Grenfell Street corner and "Register" Office, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
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    St. Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide, South Australia / Freeman & Wivell photographers
  1. IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Jurisdiction.—Re will of JOHN GEORGE FREEMAN, late of
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 14 August 1970 [Issue No.100] p 3264

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Probate Jurisdiction.—Re will of JOHN GEORGE FREEMAN, late ... said John George Freeman, deceased, who died on the 13th day of June, 1969, hereby give notice that ... 195 words
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  2. Bankruptcy Act 1966. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PAY FIRST AND FINAL DIVIDEND No. 620 of 1984—Re Peter John Freeman.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. General (National : 1977 - 1987) Tuesday 6 August 1985 p 2972

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... John Freeman TAKE notice that a first and final dividend is to be declared in favour of creditors of ... CLOUT T rustee C/o Ferner Hodgson & Co , Chartered Accountants, 3rd Level, 28 George Street, Parramatta ... 97 words
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  3. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of John Maskey, of Freeman's Reach, Wilberforce, farmer. SINGLE OR ONLY MEETING.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 7 May 1867 [Issue No.73] p 1141

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    ... In the Supreme Oourt of New South Wales. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent instate of John Maskey, 01 ... Official Assignee accordingly.—Dated at Sydney, the 3rd day of May, A.D. 1867. GEORGE 1I1BBERT DEFFELL ... 278 words
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  2. James Freeman (engraver) and family
    James Freeman (engraver) and family
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  3. 6 Ocass, George Constance
    6 Ocass, George Constance
    Created by KGClub, 60 items.

    George Constance brother Albert also has a son George Constance. My George married Annie, not Alma.

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  1. George John Freeman
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    At State Library S Aust
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  2. Papers of John Freeman
    Freeman, John, 1822-ca. 1889
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  3. Messrs John Freeman and George Henry Brook to Mrs Sarah Ann Brook and Joseph Brook and Charles Brook, 01 September 1856, (Item 4th Document), (from Collections held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield / Brook, Freeman and Bakleborough ...
    [ Unpublished : 1856 ]
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    Messrs John Freeman and George Henry Brook to Mrs Sarah Ann Brook and Joseph Brook and Charles Brook, 01 September 1856,  (Item 4th Document),  (from Collections held by the West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield  / Brook, Freeman and Bakleborough, Solicitors, Huddersfield  (C 365) / Captain Thomas Brook's Trust  (Box 112) / Envelope 4 )
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  1. Queen of the Cross: [Underbelly queen Georgina Freeman - widow of crime boss George Freeman, confidante to powerbroker John Ibrahim. Interview by Baker, Jordan]
    Freeman, Georgina; Baker, Jordan
    Australian Women's Weekly
    [ Article : 2010 ]
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  2. Farquhar questioned over George Freeman: the Wran Royal Commission
    Brown, Malcolm; Mercer, Neil; Slee, John
    Sydney Morning Herald
    [ Article : 1983 ]
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  3. George Freeman and the secret police dossier: questions asked in Parliament
    Wilkinson, Marian
    National Times
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  4. AUSTRALIA George Freeman speaks out: ‘WHY HAVEN’T THEY CHARGED ME?’
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    [ Article : 1983 ]
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    AUSTRALIA George Freeman speaks out: ‘WHY HAVEN’T THEY CHARGED ME?’
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  1. Death of George Freeman.
    Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Saturday 28 December 1895 p 6 Article
    ... Death of (seorse Freeman. The latest English mail brings news of the death of George Freeman, one ... -class cricket, though brief, was an exceedingly brilliant one. Freeman, who was born in 1814, had been carrying ... 312 words
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  2. FREEMAN'S REACH
    Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954) Friday 20 October 1933 p 3 Article
    ... and the Presi dent (Mr. Joseph Greentree) for erecting the fence. * * * Freeman's Reach P . and C ... 433 words
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  3. Modern English Writers JOHN FREEMAN
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 3 June 1944 p 6 Article Illustrated
    ... time. Nor was this all, for the name of John Freeman figures in one of George Moore's "Conversations in ... fModern Snglish Writers JOHN FREEMAN I By R.K. OETRY is no respecter of occupations, noris is it ... 1368 words
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  1. FREEMAN, Bud: Newport News
    Schertzinger, Victor
    [ Sound : 2013 ]
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  2. George Walker, a portrait
    Walker, George, 1922-
    [ Sound : 1994 ]
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  3. Australian families of crime
    [ Video : 2010 ]
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  4. Rhapsody in blue / Gershwin
    Gershwin, George, 1898-1937
    [ Sound, Printed music : 1900-2019 ]
    Languages: English;No linguistic content;German;French, [5 others]
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