Phillips, H. (Harry) (1873-1844)

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Phillips, H. (1873-1844)
Phillips, H. (Harry) (1873-1944)
Phillips, Harry (1873-1844)
Phillips, Harry (1873-1944)
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Artist; Photographer; Professional Photographer
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Harry Phillips was an early 20th century professional photographer who lived in Katoomba. He is best known for his kitsch postcard views of the Blue Mountains.

Professional photographer, was born in the 1870s. He became a postcard and view photographer in Katoomba, NSW, producing nearly 100 view books, many being souvenirs for royal visits, anniversaries or occasions such as the Katoomba Girls’ Physical Culture Club’s Display in the Town Hall . Infatuated with the Blue Mountains, he took too many photographs and most were kitsch, but due to his interest in the aesthetic and symbolic effects of clouds and mist he also took a few extraordinary images. His passion was expressed in his most personal book, The Cloud (Katoomba, 1914), in which he arranges cloudy photographs in an elaborate tableau around Shelley’s poem – using 'Photographs guaranteed absolutely free from double photographic printing or faking in any manner’. They included Three Sisters, Between the Clouds, Echo Point, Katoomba , the source of a petit-point tapestry by artist Narelle Jubelin. This is then followed by a reproduction and discussion of his most famous photo, War Clouds and a personal testimony headed 'Is There a God? Clouds in my life, and how they were dispelled’, which describes a vision of Christ that came to him on the Narrow Neck Plateau in the Blue Mountains. He was so entranced he forgot to take a photo, but compensated in March 1909 when he took War Clouds , a natural image of a sky containing three black clouds in which he discerned the forms of the German Eagle with a woman (Belgium as it turned out) clutched in its talons, the ...

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  • fl. c.1909 - c.1914

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Design and Art Australia Online

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  • (see also) Jubelin, Narelle
  • (see also) Falconer, Delia
  • (see also) Three Sisters, Between the Clouds, Echo Point, Katoomba
  • (see also) War Clouds

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  5. UNDER CLIFF LOOKOUT, W.F
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    [ Poster, chart, other : 1915 ]
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    [ Photograph : 1910-1945 ]
  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Harry Johnson Hedley, trading as H. J. Hedley, of Ariab Park, storekeeper.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 27 February 1920 [Issue No.46] p 1401

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... as H. J. Hedley, of Ariab Park, storekeeper. NOTICE ie hereby given tihat the First Meeting of ... creditors in the above matter will be held at the Office of the Official Assignee, 182 Phillip ... 113 words
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  2. NOTICE of retirement.—Notice is hereby given of the retirement of Philip H. Phillips Pty Limited as and from 1st October, 1986,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 24 October 1986 [Issue No.169] p 5243

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... NOTICE of retirement.—Notice is hereby given of the retirement of Philip H. Phillips Pty Limited as ... and from 1st October, 1986, from the partnership of M. F. Shellshear Pty Limited, Philip H. Phillips ... 127 words
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  3. RE will of HARRY EDWARD PHILLIP JEFFRESON, late
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 28 January 1949 [Issue No.10] p 260

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... RE will of HARRY EDWARD PHILLIP JEFFRESON, late or 15 Jim-street, Darlingliurst, elerk, deceased. ... the said Harry Edward Phillip Jeffreson, who died on 24th June, 1948, hereby gives notice that ... 165 words
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  3. Phillips' Blue Mountains descriptive view book : ;the official descriptive view book of the Blue Mountains
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    [ Book, Microform : 1913 ]
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  4. Phillips' latest selection of Blue Mountains N.S.W. views : photographed, engraved ... ... ... / /by H. Phillips
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    [ Printed music : 1944-1950 ]
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  2. The Journalism of H.G. Kippax
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  3. The royal duchess waltz : dedicated to H.R.H. the Duchess of York / Maud Fitz-Stubbs. Jessie's dream / words by Grace Campbell ; music by John Blockley. I'se goin' back to Dixie / C.A. White. I've got the key / written and composed by George Maurice ...
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    [ Printed music : 1901-1910 ]
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  2. SHOWMEN’S CORNER By HARRY SCALES
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    [ Book, Map : 1940 ]
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    Butler, Harry (William Henry), 1913-
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    Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Tuesday 19 July 1938 p 6 Article
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