Nettleton, Charles (1826-)

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Nettleton, Charles
Nettleton, Charles (1825-1902)
Nettleton, Charles (1826-1902)
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Charles Nettleton (1826-1902), photographer, was born in north England, son of George Nettleton. He arrived in Victoria in 1854 accompanied by his wife Emma, née Miles. In Melbourne he joined the studio...

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A professional photographer, he is generally regarded as the major photographic recorder of Melbourne's growth from settlement to great city. Working as the official photographer to the Victorian government and to the City of Melbourne Corporation, Nettleton's most famous photograph is a portrait of Ned Kelly taken the day before he was hanged.

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  • 1854 Melbourne, Vic.

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  • fl. c.1854 - c.1893

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Born in 1826 Nettleton migrated from England in 1854. In Melbourne he joined the studio of T. Duryea and Alexander McDonald and specialised in outdoor work. Nettleton systematically recorded Melbourne's development and every major public work was photographed. He visited the goldfields, forests, disaster areas, the first touring English cricket team and was appointed the official Royal photographer in Australia in 1867. Nettleton was also the police photographer for over twenty-five years and it is claimed that he took the only genuine photograph of Ned Kelly. In 1862 and 1867 Nettleton's photographs won acclaim at the London Exhibition and in Paris. He died in 1902.

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Born in 1826 Nettleton migrated from England in 1854. In Melbourne he joined the studio of T. Duryea and Alexander McDonald and specialised in outdoor work. Nettleton systematically recorded Melbourne's development and every major public work was photographed. He visited the goldfields, forests, disaster areas, the first touring English cricket team and was appointed the official Royal photographer in Australia in 1867. Nettleton was also the police photographer for over twenty-five years and it is claimed that he took the only genuine photograph of Ned Kelly. In 1862 and 1867 Nettleton's photographs won acclaim at the London Exhibition and in Paris. Using wet plate photography throuout his career, he retired in 1890 when dry plates techniques became widespread and taken up by the public. In 1880s he wored with John Mond Arnest - under the name 'Nettleton and Arnest' publishing 47 'Melbourne Photographs' of landmark buildings. He died in 1902.

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Charles Nettleton (1826-1902), photographer, was born in north England, son of George Nettleton. He arrived in Victoria in 1854 accompanied by his wife Emma, née Miles. In Melbourne he joined the studio of T. Duryea and Alexander McDonald and specialised in outdoor work. He carried his dark tent and equipment with him everywhere, a necessity in the days of the collodion process when plates had to be developed immediately after exposure. He became special photographer for the government and the Melbourne Corporation and is credited with having photographed the first Australian steam train when the private Melbourne-Sandridge (Port Melbourne) line was opened on 12 September 1854. Nettleton systematically recorded Melbourne's growth from a small town to a metropolis. Every major public work was photographed including the water and sewerage system, bridges and viaducts, roads, wharves, diversion of the River Yarra and construction of the Botanical Gardens. His public buildings include the Town Hall, Houses of Parliament, Treasury, Royal Mint, Law Courts and Post Office and he also photographed theatres, churches, schools, banks, hospitals and markets. His collection of ships includes photographs of the Cutty Sark, and the Shenandoah. He photographed the troops sent to the Maori war in 1860, the artillery camp at Sunbury in 1866 as well as contingents for the Sudan campaign and the Boxer rising. The sharp delineation of his pictures taken at six seconds exposure was a credit to his skill. Nettleton visited the goldfields and country towns, photographed forests and fern glades, and rushed to disaster areas. In 1861 he boarded the Great Britain to take pictures of the first English cricket team to come to Australia. During the Victorian visit of the Duke of Edinburgh in 1867 he was appointed official photographer. He was police photographer for over twenty-five years and his portrait of Ned Kelly, of which one print is still extant, is claimed to be the only genuine photograph of the outlaw. Nettleton had opened his own studio in 1858. His souvenir albums were the first of the type to be offered to the public. However, when the dry-plate came into general use in 1885 he knew that the new process offered opportunities that were beyond his scope. Five years later his studio was closed. His work had won recognition abroad. His first success was at the London Exhibition of 1862 and in 1867 he was honoured in Paris. He was not a great artist but a master technician. In 1880s he worked with John Mond Arnest, and under the name 'Nettleton and Arnest' published 47 'Melbourne Photographs' of landmark buildings. Nettleton was an active member of the Collingwood Lodge of Freemasons and a match-winning player of the West Melbourne Bowling Club. Aged 76 he died on 4 January 1902, survived by his wife, seven daughters and three sons.

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  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT
  • La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • Baillieu Library Special Collections, University of Melbourne, Vic.
  • Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne, VIC
  • Sydney International Exhibition
  • Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition
  • Ballarat Mechanics Institute exhibition
  • Paris Universal Exhibition
  • Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition
  • Dublin Exhibition
  • London International Exhibition
  • Victorian Exhibition of Fine Arts
  • (see also) Medal for the 'General Excellence', 1866 Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition, Melbourne, Vic.
  • (see also) 1861, Medal, London International Exhibition, London, England, UK.
  • (see also) Duryea, Townsend
  • (see also) McDonald, Archibald
  • (see also) Gilks, Edward
  • (see also) Troedel, Charles
  • (see also) Hewitt, Charles
  • (see also) Wheeldon, I.
  • (see also) Nettleton, George
  • (see also) Nettleton, Emma
  • (see also) Glass, Hugh
  • (see also) Boyd, Adolarious Humphrey
  • (see also) Calder, John

    <p>Business partner 1863.</p>

  • (see also) Chuck, Thomas Foster
  • (see also) Freeman, George John
  • (see also) Nevin, Thomas J.
  • (see also) Norton, John
  • (see also) Duryea & McDonald, Melbourne, VIC
  • (see also) Victorian Government, VIC
  • (see also) City of Melbourne Corporation, Melbourne, VIC
  • (see also) Photographic Society of Victoria, VIC
  • (see also) Collingwood Lodge of Freemasons, Melbourne, VIC
  • (see also) De Gruchy & Leigh, Melbourne, VIC
  • (see also) Johnston St. Bridge (& Collingwood)
  • (see also) Orangery and a 7-year-old orange tree in Hugh Glass's Flemington gardens
  • (see also) Sculpture gallery at the Melbourne Public Library and Museum
  • (see also) Views of Victoria
  • (see also) Official and unofficial military photographs
  • (see also) Close-up portrait of Ned Kelly
  • (see also) Commission to photograph the paintings in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.
  • (see also) Two cartes-de-visite of Power, the Bushranger, in handcuffs, chains and leg-irons
  • (see also) Melbourne illustrated by photographs
  • (see also) Volunteer Fire Brigade, Ballarat
  • (see also) Visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to Victoria
  • (see also) First English cricket team to visit Australia
  • (see also) Panoramas
  • (see also) St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral
  • (see also) Opening ceremony of the first railway in the Australian colonies, from Melbourne to Port Melbourne

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  • (see also) Police photographer; Special photographer for the Melbourne Corporation; Collingwood Lodge of Freemasons

University of Melbourne

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  1. Bourke Street, Melbourne, 1868 / photographer Charles Nettleton
    Nettleton, Charles, 1826-1902
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  2. [Studio portrait of a man, by Nettleton, North Melbourne] C. Nettleton
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  3. [Studio portrait of unidentified woman, by Nettleton, North Melbourne] C. Nettleton
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  4. [Studio portraits by Nettleton, North Melbourne] C. Nettleton
    Nettleton, Charles, 1826-1902
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  5. Nettleton's photographic views of Melbourne, ca. 1880-1887 / Charles Nettleton
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  6. [Studio portraits of unidentified man and woman, by Nettleton, North Melbourne] C. Nettleton
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  7. [Studio portrait of a woman, by Nettleton, North Melbourne] C. Nettleton
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  8. Nettleton's photo-views of Victoria, ca. 1875-1879 / Charles Nettleton
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  9. [Studio portrait of unidentified man, by Nettleton, North Melbourne] C. Nettleton
    Nettleton, Charles, 1826-1902
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  10. Studio portraits of unidentified man and woman by Nettleton, North Melbourne / C. Nettleton
    Nettleton, Charles, 1826-1902
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  1. Troedel, Johannes Theodor Charles (1835-1906)
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  1. [Nettleton, Charles : photography related ephemera material collected by the National Library of Australia]
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  2. J. Nettleton (Manchester) to Chesson, 24 November 1880, (Item 172), (from British and Foreign Anti-Slavery and Aborigines' Protection Society / Committee on Slavery and the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (MSS Brit Emp. S 18) / Aborigines ...
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    J. Nettleton (Manchester) to Chesson, 24 November 1880, (Item 172),  (from British and Foreign Anti-Slavery and Aborigines' Protection Society  / Committee on Slavery and the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society  (MSS Brit Emp. S 18) / Aborigines Protection Society  (C122-67) / F.W. Chesson  (C123-49))
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  1. NETTLETON OF FIJI.
    The Methodist (Sydney, NSW : 1892 - 1954) Saturday 12 December 1914 p 7 Article
    ... NETTLETON OF FIJI. '^JNDER this heading the 'Methodist Times' of October 29, reports the death of ... the Rev. Joseph' Nettleton, one of the early missionaries of Fiji. Born in .18:35, and accepted as a ... 280 words
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  2. MR. CHARLES NETTLETON. MELBOURNE, January 6.
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    ... . Nettleton, of Melbourne. Mrs. Nettleton was a sister of Mr. Charles Bi«hon. of Pine Hill, Narrandera; Mrs ... Mrs. J. Nettleton At the Melbourne Hospital on Saturday last, the death occurred of Mrs. J ... 51 words
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    Melbourne illustrated by photographs. published by C. Nettleton, photographer to H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh
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  1. Charles Nettleton - Carte de visite photographs
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  3. Eastern Hill, Parliament House, Melbourne [Artwork]
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  1. Karen Nettleton returns to Australia after failed bid to save her grandchildren from Islamic State
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  2. The signalman / directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark ; producer, Rosemary Hill ; dramatised by Andrew Davies
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  3. Family of Australian woman believed to have died in Syria calls on Govt to bring home her children
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  4. Hidden treasures / with Betty Churcher
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  2. Paul Gahan painting the greatest story ever told / Paul Gahan ; scripture paraphrase by Nathan Nettleton ; [photography by] Ian Bock
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  4. John Hunt : pioneer missionary and saint / by the Rev. Joseph Nettleton
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