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This list of photographers in our region has been compiled from local directories and other resources.  Source of information on Photographers & Studios - see BibliographyLinks to other "Photographers" web sites are also provided.

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Photographer / Studio Location Dates Notes Images / Links
AITKEN, John Breakwater, Geelong 1889   
Grovedale, Geelong 1925
ANTOANE, H 175 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1935   
ARCHER, David Murray Street, Colac 1866-1875   

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ARCHER, David Jnr Colac 1881-1891   
ARNEST, J M Colac 1896-1910s ARNEST & KENT
Gellibrand Street, Colac 1910s-1920
Artograph 3 McCann Street, Geelong 1941-1942   
ATKINSON, Ryrie Street, Geelong 1890-1891 HUTCHINS & ATKINSON
Austral Photographic Studios 102 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1901-1906  
Austral Studios Grey Street, Hamilton c.1900   

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102 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1901-1914
92 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1914-1916
BALLARD, H Benjamin Burke Street, Smythesdale 1865-1866   
BARNES, Robert Union Street, Geelong 1866-1867   
BEAR, William 60 Moorabool Street, Geelong mid 1880s   

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BEHERNS, Gustav Geelong 1866-1867 aka George BEHERNS
BESELER, Alfred E
          b.c.1874 - d.1954
Main Street, Bacchus Marsh 1903-1925   
Bacchus Marsh 1941-1945
BLACK & WEBBE 63 Pakington Street, West Geelong 1907   
BLAND, C Moorabool Street, Geelong 1926-1933   
BLOCH, Theodore Camperdown 1888-1889 aka BLOCK

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60 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1888-1891
Murray Street, Colac 1893-1897
BONE, William J Camperdown 1934   
Colac 1935-1941
BOWER Cobden c.1900   
BROOKES, J Western Districts early 1890s BROOKES Photographic Union
BROWN, Howard Francis 151 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1920-c.1940   
BROWN, John W Camperdown 1904   
BUGG, Ernest A Cobden Road, Camperdown 1906-1909  

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Colac 1909-1945
CHERRY, Ada C 45 Clarke Street, Chilwell, Geelong 1878 amateur photographer
CHIDLEY & Co High Street, Terang 1906   
CHUBB, Rowland Moorabool Street, Geelong 1903-1904   
Moorabool Street, Geelong 1906
Corner Portrait Gallery Geelong 1871-1875
1880s-1889
see HARVEY & DUNDEN
COOPER Geelong, Geelong 1910s   
COOPER, Henry Thomas Loats Geelong, Geelong pre 1911   
Corio Studio 188 Ryrie Street, Geelong pre 1900   
CROWLEY, John A 34 Fitzroy Street, Geelong 1918   
CROWLEY, John P 75 McKillop Street, Geelong 1917   
de BALK, Ernst William Eugene
          b.c.1839 - d.1870
60 & 62 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1866-1867 aka von MYLIUS, took over TURNERs Studios

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de BEAUREGARD, Charles Adolphus Mercer Place, Geelong 1884-1885   
DIMOND Brothers (Frederick & Louis R) 75 Yarra Street, Geelong 1914-1915 aka DIDMOND & DIAMOND
DUFTY Brothers (Francis, Alfred & Edward) Colac Nov 1868 Travelling photographers
Geelong Dec 1868
DUNDEN Moorabool Street, Geelong 1871-1875 HARVEY & DUNDEN

DURYEA, Theodore & McDONALD, Archibald Yarra Street, Geelong 1853-1854 Skylight Gallery
EASTWOOD, Max Moorabool Street, Geelong by 1942 to at least 1973 operating Robert POCKLEY Studio in 1973
Malop Street, Geelong
Eden Photo Studios Geelong c.1912   
Elite Studios Geelong 1897-1904 see William Henry WATTS
EVANS, Geelong 1927-1928 GREENHAM & EVANS
Geelong Portrait Gallery 31 Malop Street, Geelong 1865-1886 see WILMOT & KEY / George C WILMOT
George Leake Studio 102 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1891-1896 LEAKE, George (Studio) or WATTS, Wm H
GREENHAM & EVANS Geelong 1927-1928   
GRUBE, John Henry Queenscliff 1860 aka John Henry HOBART
HARVEY & DUNDEN Moorabool Street, Geelong 1871-1875 Corner Portrait Gallery

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HARVEY, Alfred Harold Moorabool Street, Geelong 1871-1875 HARVEY & DUNDEN
Corner Portrait Gallery

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Geelong 1880-1881
Moorabool Street, Geelong 1888-1889
HATCH, A H 102 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1901-1906 Austral Photographic Studios
HEATH, "Frisky" Werribee 1900s   
HEATH, J Queenscliff 1899   
HEWITT, George H Colac 1899-1900   
HINITT, Dennis (Studio) 28 Malop Street, Geelong c.1972   
HOBART, John Henry Queenscliff 1860 aka John Henry GRUBE
HOLLICK, Miss Ruth Western District 1908-1909 travelling photographer
HUSBAND, Thomas Moorabool Street, Geelong 1854   
HUTCHINS & ATKINSON Ryrie Street, Geelong 1890-1891   
ILSLEY, David 170 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1920 aka ISLEY
Ivon Studios 44 Malop Street, Geelong 1942-1945   
JARRATT, Albert Ellingworth
          b.c.1886 - d.1962
Lorne 1912-1945   
JOHNSON & Co Malop Street, Geelong 1856   
JOHNSON, Charles E Market Street, Geelong 1855 JOHNSON & Co
Malop Street, Geelong 1856
JOHNSON, W E Derrinallum 1914   
KENT, Thomas Mortlake 1899   
Colac 1900s
KEY, William
          b.1844 - d.1893
31 Malop Street, Geelong 1865-1886 WILMOT & KEY
Geelong Portrait Gallery

Biography
See WILMOT & KEY for images

KNIGHT Malop Street, Geelong 1861
KNOX Camperdown 1884-1885   
KRUGER, Fred
          b.1831 - d.1888
Geelong 1878 Won Gold Medal in Geelong in 1879.
1877-1883 travelling photographer.
Batesford & Barrabool Hills 1879
Queenscliff 1881
Werribee Park 1882
Lonsdale 1883
Western District n.d.
Skene Street, Geelong 1887-1888
La MOILE, F Yarra Street, Geelong 1856     
LEAKE, George 102 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1889-1890   

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LEAKE, George (Studio) 102 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1891-1894 William H WATTS, manager  
LOCKWOOD, G Geelong 1914     
LOCKWOOD, J Geelong c.1908 Lockwood Studios

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102 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1912
92 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1917-1931
LOCKWOOD, J P 136 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1932-1945     
LONG, Percival 15 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1918     
Barwon Heads 1925-1932
MADELEY, Oswald T Ondit (Beeac) cdv Travelling photographer
MADELEY Portrait Rooms

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Smythesdale 1873
Rokewood 1891
Birregurra 1892
MARSHALL, Charles John Peter 2 O'Connell Street, West Geelong 1901-1915 Photo taken 1917 : Municipal Picnic, Barwon Heads  
C/- Mrs Nash, Grocer, Mercer Street, Geelong 1917
MASSINGHAM, George
          b.c.1850 - d.1931
Geelong 1886

1887: Moorabool Street (over Franks' Corner)

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Moorabool Street, Geelong 1887-1889
169 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1891-1897
Latrobe Terrace, Geelong 1898-1899
28 Latrobe Terrace, Newtown 1901
26 Latrobe Terrace, Newtown 1901-1902
MATHEWS, William Moorabool Street, Geelong 1875     
MATHEWS, William T Geelong 1875-1880     
MATTHEWS & Co 60 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1880-1881   

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MATTHEWS & McGILL 60 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1875   

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McALPINE, Thomas William Portarlington 1877     
Queenscliff 1877
Geelong 1878
near Meredith 1878
McDONALD, Archibald Yarra Street, Geelong 1853-1854 Skylight Gallery
DURYEA & McDONALD
 
McGILL, Miss 60 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1875 MATTHEWS & McGILL See MATTHEWS & McGILL for images
MELROSE, A W 170 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1915-1918     
MEYER Brothers Lower Malop Street, Geelong 1926-1929 Frank MEYER  
Lower Malop Street, Geelong 1930-1937
MEYER, Fred Spring Street, Geelong 1899   

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Murray Street, Colac 1901-1913
MICHEL, Louis J Colac 1899     
Manifold Street, Camperdown 1900-1903
MILLIST, Robert William Rokewood 1898     
MONTEATH, Fred Ryrie Street, Geelong 1893-1896 New Studio  
Natural Photographic House 56 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1942-1943     
NERMAN, John S Lorne 1899-1900     
NETTLETON, Charles Geelong 1862 travelling photographer
Initially worked for DURYEA & McDONALD
 
New Studio Ryrie Street, Geelong 1893-1896 Fred MONTEATH  
NOCK, Redmond J 173 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1917      
NORMAN, John S Lorne 1884-1900     
NORTON, John Little Market Street, Geelong 1857-1858 also travelling photographer

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York House, Little Malop Street, Geelong 1861-1891
Market Street, Geelong 1874
Market Square, Geelong 1875
Western District 1875
Colac 1875
South Barwon n.d.
Malop Street, Geelong 1891
Noble Street, Geelong 1899
ORMEROD, Lionel Pakington Street, Newtown 1861     
Market Square, Geelong 1865
Moorabool Street, Geelong 1866-1867
Thomas Street, Geelong 1868
P & T Photos Geelong 1918     
POCKLEY, Robert 132a Moorabool Street, Geelong by 1942 to at least 1973 1973 - Max EASTWOOD operating the studio

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Malop Street, Geelong
PODGER, Miss Ethel
          b.c.1890 - d.1951
Camperdown 1927-1945     
POLLOCK, A Queenscliff late 1920s     
POTTER, Horace Leslie S
          b.c.1882 - d.1965
89 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1920-1925     
90 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1926-1942
Premier Studio 18 Malop Street, Geelong 1891-1923 George Clarke WILMOT  
Press Studios 95a Ryrie Street, Geelong 1941-1942 .    
Rialto Studios Malop Street, Geelong 1937     
ROBERTS's Portrait Gallery Moorabool Street, Geelong 1870s over Franks' Corner
Possibly Jonah ROBERTS?

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ROBERTS, Jonah Malop Street, Geelong 1866-1867     
ROBERTS, T W Moorabool Street, Geelong 1861     
ROBERTS, William Francis Moorabool Street, Geelong 1861 formerly of Ryrie Street  
Market Square, Geelong c.1862
ROBERTSON, Hector Beech Forest 1912     
ROCHLITZ, Julius Albert Moorabool Street, Geelong 1854 Daguerreotype Rooms  
SERGERBERG, Albert O Colac 1932-1935     
SHERIDAN, W S Camperdown 1920s     
SHERIDAN, Walter Cobden Street, Camperdown 1910-1912 Camperdown Photographic Studios

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Camp Street, Camperdown 1912-1927
SIMPSON, Charles Cheney
          b.c.1835 - d.1892
Queenscliff 1868 SIMPSON was a Chemist in Queenscliff Biography
Skylight Gallery Yarra Street, Geelong 1853-1854 See DURYEA & McDONALD  
SPARKE, Archibald Kinnear 40 half Yarra Street, North Geelong 1858     
STANESBY, Robert Ridley
          b.c.1862 - d.1941
Moorabool Street, Geelong 1895-1896    Biography
STANESBY, Robert Ridley Jnr
          b.c.1887 - d.1961
Malop Street, Geelong 1930-1932 It appears that Robert Ridley STANESBY Jnr was the photographer operating 1930-1932. Biography
Star Portrait Co 190 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1893     
STEELE, Thomas Terang 1910-1923     
SUTHERLAND, James W Bacchus Marsh 1910s     
TAYLOR, Richard 16 Great Ryrie Street, Geelong 1866-1868     
THOMPSON, Richard Q Queenscliff 1927-1928     
Queenscliff 1937-1938
TURNER, Joseph 24 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1856   

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60 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1857-1864 Turner & Co.
66 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1865-1867 TURNER's New Portrait Rooms
Latrobe Terrace, Geelong 1867-1869  
von MYLIUS, Ernst William Eugene
          b.c.1839 - d.1870
60 & 62 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1866-1867 aka de BALK  
WASHBOURNE, H Melbourne Road, Geelong West 1904     
WASHBOURNE, Thomas Jeston Geelong 1869     
Melbourne Road, Geelong West 1875-1880
North Geelong 1888
WATT 132a Moorabool Street, Geelong 1937-1945 Telfer Studio
Robert POCKLEY was operating from this address in the 1950s

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WATTS, William Henry
          b.c.1865 - d.1917
Geelong 1886- Assistant to George MASSINGHAM

Biography

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102 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1891-1896 mgr, George LEAKE Studio
Geelong 1897-1904 Elite Studios
Corio Street, Geelong 1899  
WATTS, William Henry Jnr
          b.c.1889 - d.1943
145 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1898-1912    Biography
123 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1913-1919
WEBBE, 63 Pakington Street, West Geelong 1907 BLACK & WEBBE  
WELSH, W B Little Malop Street, Geelong 1928     
WILLETTS, George A
          b.c.1841 - d.1909
161 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1889-1909 WILLETTS Photo Studio
WILLETTS Art Studio

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WILLETTS, Percy Edwin Horace
          b.1880 - d.1954
161 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1909-1913   

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151 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1914-1919
28 Malop Street, Geelong 1926-1927
WILMOT & KEY 31 Malop Street, Geelong 1865-1886 George C WILMOT & William KEY
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WILMOT, George Clarke
          b.c.1843 - d.1923
31 Malop Street, Geelong 1865-1886 WILMOT & KEY
Geelong Portrait Gallery

Biography

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Fyans Street, Geelong 1888-1890   
18 Malop Street, Geelong 1891-1923 Premier Studio
WILSON, Lawrence Geelong mid 1950s .

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WINCHESTER, Mrs T C 190 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1899-1900     
WOOD, G S 143 Ryrie Street, Geelong 1920-1921     
17 Little Ryrie Street, Geelong 1922-1923
WOOD, John Geelong n.d.     
WOODS, G M Geelong 1925-1929 Miss M WOODS & G M WOODS  
WOODS, G M 142 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1930-1935 G S & G M WOODS  
WOODS, M 142 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1930-1935 G S & G M WOODS  
WOODS, M 76 Malop Street, Geelong 1936-1940
1941-1945
aka WOOD  
YEOMAN, Charles 102 Moorabool Street, Geelong 1900     
ZABLUD, R 3 McCann Street, Geelong 1940     
  

 

Bibliography / Sources

  • Barrie, Sandy, Australians Behind the Camera: Directory of Early Australian Photographers, 1841 to 1945, published by author, Queensland, 2002.
  • Brownhill, Walter Randolph, The History of Geelong and Corio Bay, with postscript 1955-1900 (by Ian Wynd), Geelong Advertiser, Geelong, 1990.
  • Davies, Alan & Stanbury, Peter, The Mechanical Eye in Australia: Photography 1841-1900, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, reprinted 1986.
  • Directories : various commercial, trade & post office directories.
  • Information provided by members of the Geelong & District Mailing List.
  • Information provided by the Queenscliffe Historical Museum.
  • Marcel Safier, photographic historian, Annerley, Queensland.
  • 'Photographers of Geelong', Geelong Family History Group and Geelong Heritage Centre.

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