Allport, Morton (1830-1878)

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Allport, G. M. (1830-1878)
Allport, G. M. (G. Morton) (1830-1878)
Ricochet, Paul (1830-1878)
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Naturalist; Solicitor; Artist; Photographer; Painter
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Morton Allport (1830-1878), naturalist and solicitor, was born on 4 December 1830 and baptized at Aldridge, Staffordshire, England, the eldest child of Joseph Allport and his wife Mary Morton, née...

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Painter and amateur photographer. Allport appears to have made the first photographic expedition to the Lake St Clair region in Tasmania, exhibiting the stereoscopic photographs he took at the 1862-63 Hobart Town Art Treasures and Industries Exhibition.

painter, amateur photographer, naturalist and solicitor, was born in England on 4 December 1830. The eldest child of Joseph and Mary Morton Allport , he came to Hobart Town at the age of 12 months. From childhood he was encouraged to take an interest in natural history and art by his mother, although he never worked professionally as an artist. Admitted to the bar in 1852, he became a partner in his father’s legal firm. He was an active member of the Royal Society of Tasmania and corresponded with many European scientists, as well as being an expert on Tasmanian botany and zoology and a keen bushwalker. He played a leading part in the introduction of salmon to Tasmania. Taught painting and drawing by his mother and John Skinner Prout , Morton Allport exhibited two watercolours and a substantial oil painting ( View on Hall’s New Road to Huon, Tasmania, Fern Tree Gully , p.c.) in the 1858 Hobart Town Art-Treasures Exhibition. But Morton Allport did not develop these talents, turning instead to photography soon after returning from a trip to Europe in 1855. He acquired Charles Abbott 's camera in 1859, and Chris Long has suggested that his photography dates only from this purchase – and from a move to Holbrook Place that year, where he lived and worked until 1873. Albums containing Morton Allport’s half-plate and stereoscopic prints are ...

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Morton Allport arrived at Hobart Town with his family in 1831. He followed his father into the firm of solicitors, Allport & Roberts. Before being admitted to the Bar in 1852 he worked as an article clerk there. He later became a partner of the firm. Allport's interests soon changed to natural history and he became an authority on Tasmanian botany and zoology. He was a leading figure in bringing salmon to Tasmania and was one of the state's first salmon commissioners. He won the Silver medal of the Zoological and Acclimatisation Society of Victoria and is commemorated by the Morton Allport Bequest at the Tasmanian Museum. Allport was involved in many other areas including the distribution of John Gould's works in Tasmania; organisation (and exhibitor) of the Art Treasures Exhibition in Hobart, an organiser of the Tasmanian exhibits for the 1862 Great Exhibition in London, and a commissioner arranging Tasmanian entries for the Intercolonial Exhibition of Australia at Melbourne 1866-1967.

  • Career position - Admitted to the Bar
  • Career position - Organiser and Exhibitor at the Art Treasures Exhibition, Hobart
  • Career position - Salmon Commissioner

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  1. Allport, Morton
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Allport, Morton (1830-1878), naturalist and solicitor
    Stilwell, G. T.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 3, 28-29

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  1. Self portrait of Morton Allport / photographed by Morton Allport
    Allport, Morton, 1830-1878
    [ Photograph : 1854 ]
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  2. First views of Lake St. Clair : John Skinner Prout (1845) & Morton Allport (1863) / Tony Brown & Gillian Winter
    Brown, A. V. (Anthony Vincent)
    [ Book : 2011 ]
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  3. Lizzie Allport 1857 / photographed by Morton Allport
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  4. English fowling gun, cased single barrel percussion
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  5. Botanical Gardens, Hobart
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  6. English fowling gun, cased double barrel central fire breach loading with choke bore
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  7. [Excursion to Lake St. Clair February 1863] / [written and photographed by Morton Allport]
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  8. Mary Morton Allport's book of treasures, Aldridge Lodge, 1840 / [artwork by Mary Morton Allport and others]
    Allport, Mary Morton, 1806-1895
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  10. A residence in Tasmania : with a descriptive tour through the island, from Macquarie Harbour to Circular Head. By Capt. H. Butler Stoney
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Morton Allport, solicitor, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  2. Self portrait of Morton Allport / photographed by Morton Allport
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  3. First views of Lake St. Clair : John Skinner Prout (1845) & Morton Allport (1863) / Tony Brown & Gillian Winter
    Brown, A. V. (Anthony Vincent)
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  4. In memoriam, the late Morton Allport, born December 4th, 1830, died September 10th, 1878
    Meredith, Louisa Anne, 1812-1895
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  5. Lizzie Allport 1857 / photographed by Morton Allport
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  6. English fowling gun, cased single barrel percussion
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  7. Botanical Gardens, Hobart
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  8. English fowling gun, cased double barrel central fire breach loading with choke bore
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  9. [Excursion to Lake St. Clair February 1863] / [written and photographed by Morton Allport]
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  10. Morton Allport portrait photo
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  1. List of Tasmanian fish c.1870-1876
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  2. Mary Morton Allport and the status of the colonial 'lady painter'. [Eldershaw Memorial Lecture, 1983]
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  3. Further notes on the salmon experiment
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  4. On the natural enemies of the salmon in Tasmania
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    [ Sound : 1961 ]
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  1. Family Notices
    The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Thursday 12 September 1878 p 1 Family Notices
    ... DEATHS. ALLPORT.—On September 10, at his residonce, Hobart Town, after a short illness, Morton ... Allport, solicitor, aged 47, deeply regretted. The funeral will take place THIS AFTERNOON, at 3 o ... 78 words
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  2. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 12 September 1878 p 1 Family Notices
    ... , Morton Allport, aged 48 years. ASPINWALL.—On the 20th July, at her mother's resi-dence, Hertford, England ... daughter of Alex. Cunningham, Esq., Adelaide. Deaths. ALLPORT.—On the 10th inst, at Lebrena, Hobart Town ... 433 words
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    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 3 October 1878 p 1 Family Notices
    ... ., at Lebrena, Hobart Town, Morton Allport, aged 48 years. BANKS. - On the 1st inst., at Williams ... Treglothan Nugent, formerly of Westmeath, Ire-land. Home papers please copy. Deaths. ALLPORT.—On the 10th ult ... 878 words
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