Stephen King : SUMMARY RECORD [PRG 627] • Mixed material

Aboriginal residents of the Coorong

Aboriginal residents of the Coorong

Aboriginal residents gathered together for a meal of cockles and fish in the Coorong.

Premises and students of Lancing School, Glenelg

Premises and students of Lancing School, Glenelg

Two photos relating to Lancing School at Glenelg. See 'contents' for details of items.

Field book with sketches

Field book with sketches

Small field book of Stephen King junior used on the John McDouall Stuart Exploring Expedition 1861-1862, with several sketches of terrain at beginning and end of volume. See "Contents" for description of sketches.

Stephen King senior

Stephen King senior

Stephen King senior, formerly of 'Kingsford' near Gawler. Sepia photograph with hand-tinted colour on face, hands and furniture.

Stephen King and young woman

Stephen King and young woman

Daguerreotype in embossed leatherette case of Stephen King junior and a young woman, possibly his sister Matilda, who is doing needlework. She was married to Charles Algernon Wilson in 1860, so this photograph may date from before that time, when King was aged 18. The woman's necklace and the vase have been tinted gold.

Botanical specimens

Botanical specimens

Botanical specimens pressed and mounted on card, collected by John William Billiatt during the 1861-1862 John McDouall Stuart expedition. Handwritten caption by A.E. Billiatt, presumably his wife Ann Elizabeth Billiatt, reads 'Flowers collected by J.W. Billiatt from Fink [?Finke?] country during Stuart's expedition 1861-2'. Numbered 1. at top right, with circular stamp 'Stephen King: Stuart Collection' on back.

Botanical specimens

Botanical specimens

Botanical specimens pressed and mounted on card, collected by John William Billiatt during the 1861-1862 John McDouall Stuart expedition. Handwritten caption by A.E. Billiatt, presumably his wife Ann Elizabeth Billiatt, reads 'Flowers collected by J.W. Billiatt under the tree marked "centre" during Stuart's expedition 1861-2'. Numbered 2. at top right, with circular stamp 'Stephen King: Stuart Collection' on back. Used as illustration on page 18 of 'Billiatt: John Willim Billiatt, explorer, adventurer and tutor' by Shirley Cameron Wilson, published 2006.

Botanical specimens

Botanical specimens

Botanical specimens pressed and mounted on card, collected by John William Billiatt during the 1861-1862 John McDouall Stuart expedition. Handwritten caption by A.E. Billiatt, presumably his wife Ann Elizabeth Billiatt, reads 'Flowers collected by J.W. Billiatt from River Roper during Stuart's expedition 1861-2'. (Sections of specimens missing.) Card has muslin cloth guard glued to right hand edge. Numbered 3. at top left, with circular stamp 'Stephen King: Stuart Collection' on back.

Botanical specimens

Botanical specimens

Botanical specimens pressed and mounted on card, collected by John William Billiatt during the 1861-1862 John McDouall Stuart expedition. (Sections of specimens missing.) Circular stamp 'Stephen King: Stuart Collection' on back.

Photographs relating to the Billiatt family

Photographs relating to the Billiatt family

Photographs relating to John William Billiatt and his family. Objects were photographed by S.C. Wilson for her publication on J.W. Billiatt. See "Contents" for further details.

Photographs relating to the King family

Photographs relating to the King family

Photographs (18) relating to Stephen King junior, the 1861-1862 J. McD. Stuart expedition and the King family. Objects were photographed for donor S.C. Wilson. See "Contents" for further details.

Medallion of 50th Anniversary of John McDouall Stuart Expedition

Medallion of 50th Anniversary of John McDouall Stuart Expedition

Medallion of 50th Anniversary of John McDouall Stuart Expedition, presented to John Billiatt who was a member of the 1862 expedition. The text on the medallion reads, "John McDouall Stuart hoisted his flag having crossed Australia 25 July 1862." John Billiatt, who lived in England when the medallion was presented, was the cousin of Stephen William King, the surveyor of the expedition.