Cato, Jack (1889-1971)

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Cato, J. C. (1889-1971)
Cato, J. C. (John Cyril) (1889-1971)
Cato, John (1889-1971)
Cato, John Cyril (1889-1971)
Cato, known as Jack Cato. His son (2-11-1929 — 30-1-2011), also John Cato, was known as John, John (Jack) Cyril, (Mr) (1889-1971)
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Photographer; Author; Artist; Photographic historian; Photography columnist; 'The Age' 1960 - 1963
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John Cyril (Jack) Cato (1889-1971), photographer, was born on 4 April 1889 at Launceston, Tasmania, son of Albert Cox Cato, salesman, and his wife Caroline Louise, née Morgan. An uncle, the landscape...

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Professional photographer and photographic historian.

John Cyril (Jack) Cato (1889-1971), photographer, was born on 4 April 1889 at Launceston, Tasmania, son of Albert Cox Cato, salesman, and his wife Caroline Louise, nee Morgan. Early LifeAt the age of 12 years he did an apprenticeship, and studied arts in night school. His father arranged for him to have lessons from a friend who was a metallurgist at Queenstown, Tasmania, where he learnt the properties of metals in photography. John Watt Beattie, a Scottish landscape photographer and also the son of a photographer, introduced young Jack to the medium in 1896. From 1901 Cato worked under Percy Whitelaw and John Andrew, both local portrait photographers. He was further trained by Lucien Dechaineux at Launceston Technical School. CareerIn 1906, aged 17, Cato joined Beattie in his Hobart premises and set up his own studio. Later he applied to be official photographer to (Sir) Douglas Mawson’s 1911 Australasian Antarctic Expedition. However, Mawson passed up he and Frank Mallard in favour of Frank Hurley [Murphy, Shane & Hurley, Frank, 1885-1962 (2000). Shackleton’s photographer: the annotated diaries of Frank Hurley, expedition photographer, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17 : a book (2nd electronic ed). Shane Murphy, Scottsdale, AZ]. Cato travelled that year in Europe finding work with photographers in London, among them Claude Harris and H. Walter Barnett, the fashionable society and vice-regal portraitist. Having contracted tuberculosis and, seeking the relief of a warm climate, Cato left England in 1914 for six years working on expedition in South Africa. The anthropological ...

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  1. Jack Cato (1889-19710 / Ian Cosier
    Cosier, Ian
    [ Thesis : 1980 ]
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  2. Papers
    Cato, Jack, 1889-1971
    [ Unpublished : 1900 ]
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  3. John Cato : proteus
    Cato, Jack, 1889-1971
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    Cato, Jack, 1889-1971
    [ Unpublished : 1900 ]
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  6. I can take it : the autobiography of a photographer / by Jack Cato
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  7. Melbourne / J. Cato
    Cato, Jack, 1889-1971
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  8. [Jack Cato : Australian and New Zealand Art Files]
    Cato, Jack, 1889-1971
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  9. James Flett, [ca. 1929] / photographed by Jack Cato
    Cato, Jack, 1889-1971
    [ Photograph : 2001 ]
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  10. Angelo Minghetti, tenor in the Melba-Williamson Grand Opera Company Angelo Minghetti / Jack Cato, F.R.P.S. Melbourne, 1928
    Cato, Jack, 1889-1971
    [ Photograph : 1928 ]
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Mr. Jack Cato, writer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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  2. Jack Cato (1889-19710 / Ian Cosier
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  3. Papers
    Cato, Jack, 1889-1971
    [ Unpublished : 1900 ]
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  4. Portrait of Jack Cato / Athol Shmith
    Shmith, Athol, 1914-1990
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  5. John Cato : proteus
    Cato, Jack, 1889-1971
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    Cato, Jack, 1889-1971
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  8. I can take it : the autobiography of a photographer / by Jack Cato
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  9. [Cato, Jack : photography related ephemera material collected by the National Library of Australia]
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  10. [Jack Cato : Australian Art and Artists file]
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  1. Cato, John (1926-2011)
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    ... ‘…and his forms were without number’ John Cato: A Retrospective of the Photographic Work 1971 ... Photographs by John Cato, Wolfgang Sievers, Mark Strizic 1955-75 (Aspects of Victorian photography ...
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    ... Charles Henry William Clark. Reverend William Knox Reverend Thomas Anson Cato Reverend Henry Edward Hyde ... (No 2,204). Brewarrina To— Trangie Narromine Barren Jack 27 Stinmore-road. Stanmore. 180 Walker ... 256 words
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    Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954) Sunday 28 February 1926 p 15 Article Illustrated
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    ... big man with a laugh that is all his own, and his name Jack Williams. He Is known In every State in ... representative for King George Whisky; Mr. Moses, rich man, and brother-owner of the famous Poltrel; Jack ... 1477 words
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    Truth (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1954) Sunday 27 December 1925 p 9 Article Illustrated
    ... of tickets sold, jazz caps, Uie soda fountain Installed and run by President Mrs. Jack Mjinro, and ... Secretary Lazzarini's plump wife fox-trottud in black morocain with an apricot bandean round her head. Mrs. Jack Munro ... 1482 words
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  1. Jack Cato's Melbourne: an interview with John Cato
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    [ Article : 2000 ]
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  2. A PREVIEWFIVE IMPRESSIONS OF MELBOURNE JACK CATO, F.R.P.S. (1 May 1949)
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  3. An Australian voice is heard in Canada: No Sugar. -play by Jack Davis sent to Canada's 1986 World Expo-
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    [ Article : 2001 ]
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Jack Cato, Royal Photographic Society, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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