The Old Colonists Banquet Group [mosaic] [B 47769] • Photograph

The Old Colonists Banquet Group [mosaic]

The Old Colonists Banquet Group [mosaic]

Photographic mosaic (composite) bearing the inscription 'The Old Colonists Banquet Group: Duplicate of one Presented to E. Solomon Esq by H. Jones, Photographer for his liberality in giving the Banquet, Decr 1871'. This is one of at least three mosaics of photographic portraits created by Adelaide photographer Henry Jones to commemorate an Old Colonists' Banquet. The banquet was organised by merchant Emanuel Solomon at the Adelaide Town Hall on 28 December 1871 to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the founding of the colony of South Australia. The subtitle on this version states that it is a 'duplicate' of a mosaic presented to Solomon. In January 1872 Solomon placed advertisements in the Adelaide press inviting those men who had attended the banquet to have their portrait taken gratuitously at Jones' studio. A glass plate negative of a different version is held by the State Library of South Australia at PRG 631/3. It may represent the one presented to Solomon before his death in October 1873. This mosaic (B 47769) was owned by pastoralist Thomas Bowman who donated it, together with a companion mosaic of women colonists (B 19985), to the Public Library of South Australia in 1909. The mosaic contains 515 portraits. They are ostensibly arranged by the colonists' year of arrival in South Australia, from 1835 to 1840. It is evident that 71 portraits were added to the mosaic after its initial production and probably before it was donated to the Library: other photographers' work is included, portrait styles and photographic paper stocks differ significantly and some portraits show subjects many years older than they were in 1872. The placement of these later additions bears no relationship to their year of arrival. Also, about 56 of those depicted by Jones and among the additional portraits arrived in the colony after 1840 and 13 were born in South Australia. One of the additional portraits is the photographer Henry Jones, erroneously placed in the section for 1836 arrivals.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : William Bickford, Jnr

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : William Bickford, Jnr

Senior partner, A.M. Bickford and Sons.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Charles Atkins Hornabrook

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Charles Atkins Hornabrook

Arrived in South Australia in December 1838 on board the ship the "Glenalvon". Publican, Rundle Street, Adelaide.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Dr Charles Gosse

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Dr Charles Gosse

Arrived in South Australia in December 1850 on board the ship the "Elizabeth". Doctor, Adelaide.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Henry Hamilton

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Henry Hamilton

Arrived in South Australia in July 1841 on board the ship the "Christina". Farmer, vigneron, Glenelg.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Sir Charles Todd

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Sir Charles Todd

Arrived in South Australia in November 1855 on board the ship the "Irene". Astronomer, meteorologist and electrical engineer.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Dr William James Browne

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Dr William James Browne

Arrived in South Australia in March 1839 on board the ship the "Buckinghamshire". Pastoralist, Member of Parliament.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Sir John Cox Bray

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Sir John Cox Bray

Born in Adelaide, South Australia to Sarah Cox, nee Pink, and Thomas Cox Bray. Lawyer, Member of Parliament.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Robert Barr Smith

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Robert Barr Smith

Arrived in South Australia in 1855. Merchant, pastoralist, company director, philanthropist.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Sir Edwin Thomas Smith

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Sir Edwin Thomas Smith

Arrived in South Australia in October 1853 on board the ship the "California". Brewer, philanthropist and Member of Parliament, Adelaide.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : George Fife Angas

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : George Fife Angas

Arrived in South Australia in January 1851 on board the ship the "Ascendant". Landowner, politician and philanthropist; Angaston.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Justice William Henry Bundey

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Justice William Henry Bundey

Arrived in South Australia in April 1849 on board the ship the "David Malcolm". Lawyer, Justice Supreme Court, Member of Parliament, author.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Thomas Graves

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Thomas Graves

Arrived in South Australia in November 1846 on board the ship the "Lady Bruce". Merchant, pastoralist, Adelaide.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : David Gall

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : David Gall

Arrived in South Australia in September 1850 on board the ship the "William Stevenson". Printer, Adelaide.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : John Ridley

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : John Ridley

Arrived in South Australia in April 1840 on board the ship the "Warrior". Miller, inventor, Methodist lay preacher.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Sir Robert Dalrymple Ross

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Sir Robert Dalrymple Ross

Arrived in South Australia in January 1862 on board the ship the "Benares". Army officer, vigneron and fruitgrower, Member of Parliament.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Hon. Alexander Hay

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Hon. Alexander Hay

Arrived in South Australia in May 1839 on board the ship the "Planter". Merchant, pastoralist, Member of Parliament.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Hon. Thomas English

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Hon. Thomas English

Arrived in South Australia in January 1850 on board the ship the "Richardsons". Builder and architect, Member of Parliament.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Hon. John Howard Angas

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Hon. John Howard Angas

Arrived in South Australia in September 1843 on board the ship the "Madras". Pastoralist, politician and philanthropist.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : William Bakewell

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : William Bakewell

Arrived in South Australia in April 1839 on board the ship the "Fairfield". Lawyer, Member of Parliament.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Charles Brown Fisher

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Charles Brown Fisher

Arrived in South Australia in December 1836 on board the ship the "Buffalo". Pastoralist.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : John Murray, Jnr

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : John Murray, Jnr

Arrived in South Australia in September 1841 on board the ship the "City of Adelaide". Pastoralist, merino sheep breeder, 'Murray Vale Estate', Mount Crawford and 'Rhine Park', Eden Valley.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Hon. George Charles Hawker

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Hon. George Charles Hawker

Arrived in South Australia in September 1840 on board the ship the "Lysander". Lawyer, metallurgist, pastoralist; co-founder of Bungaree station, Member of Parliament.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Sir Thomas Elder

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Sir Thomas Elder

Arrived in South Australia on board the ship the "Bosphorus" in June 1854. Businessman, pastoralist, Member of Parliament and public benefactor.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : John Hodgkiss

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : John Hodgkiss

Arrived in South Australia in October 1849 on board the ship the "Cheapside". Draper, Member of Parliament.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Bezaleel Gollin

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Bezaleel Gollin

Arrived in South Australia in December 1848 on board the ship the "Thomas Lowry". Storekeeper, Kooringa; merchants' broker, Adelaide.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Rev. James Pollitt

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Rev. James Pollitt

Arrived in South Australia in May 1846 on board the ship the "Emu". Anglican minister; Mount Barker, Kooringa and St Luke's, Adelaide.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Mr Painter

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Mr Painter

Arrived in South Australia in September 1845 on board the ship the "Phoebe".

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Frederick James I'Anson

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : Frederick James I'Anson

Born in Little Para, South Australia to Maria I'Anson, nee Plested, and Leonard I'Anson. Farmer, Gum Creek, Wonna, Kadina.

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : William Rollings

The Old Colonists Banquet Group : William Rollings

Arrived in South Australia in March 1845 on board the ship the "Scotia". Poundkeeper, Springfield.