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'Kate Horace' and calf of the Michalago herd

Date: c 1910
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Transfer from the Mitchell Library
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00012808
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:UNKNOWN,

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    SignificanceThe Hall photographic collection provides an important pictorial record of Sydney from the 1890s to the 1930s. The collection mainly documents the lively sailing scene in Sydney during this period, however portraits and livestock photography are also included in this photographic collection. During his lifetime, William James Hall became known as one of the best livestock photographers and was in high demand during Sydney show season.
    HistoryIn 1837 Francis Nicholas Rossi built a homestead on 35,000 acres in the Micilago/ Michelago/ Michalago region, near Cooma in New South Wales. The station was bought in 1859 by Alexander Ryrie (1827 - 1909) and his wife Charlotte (née Faunce) who changed the name of the property from 'Micilago' to 'Michalago' and used it for grazing and cattle-breeding. Ryrie was a prominent local citizen who entered the Legislative Assembly in 1880 as member for Braidwood and was later appointed to the Legislative Council.

    Alexander's second son, Major General Sir Granville Ryrie fought in both the Boer War and WW1. He went on to become Assistant Minister for Defence and also served as the Australian High Commissioner to London.

    Alexander Ryrie died in June 1909 and Michalago station has continued to remain within the Ryrie family for six generations.
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    Web title: 'Kate Horace' and calf of the Michalago herd

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