Crawford, Frazer S. (Frazer Smith) (1829-1890)

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Crawford, Frazer S. (1829-1890)
Crawford, Frazer S. (Frazer Smith) (-1890)
Crawford, Frazer Smith (1829-1890)
Crawford, Frazer Smith (-1890)
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Artist; Photographer; Photo-lithographer; Professional photographer; Entomologist; Photolithographer
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Professional photographer and photo-lithographer born in Scotland. A resident of Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, Crawford was possibly the first photographer in Australia to provide original photographs for books.

professional photographer and photolithographer, was born in Scotland. He was in Melbourne by 1859, when he advertised a negative printing service to assist amateur photographers; his studio at 83 Swanston Street is listed in the Melbourne Directory for the following year. Crawford became a council member of the Photographic Society of Victoria in 1860, then moved to Sydney later in the year. In January 1861 he advertised that he was about to leave New South Wales and was selling off remaining stock 'considerably under cost price’: 'a complete set for portraits or views, 10 × 8 [25.4 × 20.3 cm] or under, by Ottewile with Ross lenses. A Captain Fowkes camera for 10 × 8 in the dark box; a double lens stereo-camera, with Ross one-quarter lenses, will take portraits or views instantaneously’, and more. Another disposal sale of photographic equipment was advertised in December from the same address, Whittell’s Buildings, near the Wharf, Bathurst Street. Soon afterwards Crawford was managing the Adelaide Photographic Company in King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia. There he was noted for cooling his large studio window with running water in summer (to assist short portrait exposure times). In March 1864 his firm advertised photographs of Bishop Short of Adelaide, Bishop Patteson of Melanesia and ministers of the Church of England and other denominations. The following month the South Australian Register praised two cartes-de-visite, 'one representing the outside of the book just presented by the Queen to the South Australian Institute and the other the ...

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  • fl. c.1859 - c.1870

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Frazer Crawford was a photolithographer for the Surveyor General's office from around 1868. He was responsible for finding many natural parasites to combat the many insects which were devastating Australian and American crops and orchards at the time. This resulted in the exportation of Australian ladybirds to kill off scale insects in California and the identification of a natural predator to the cottony cushion scale insect attacking South Australia's orange orchards.

  • Life event - Arrived in Adelaide
  • Career position - Manger of Adelaide Photographic Company
  • Career position - Photolithographer in the Surveyor General's Department in South Australia

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Crawford, Frazer Smith
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930
    Musgrave, A.
    Published: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932

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