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Emma, Queen of La Perouse (Emma Timbery), Aboriginal shellworker

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Emma, Queen of La Perouse (Emma Timbery), Aboriginal shellworker - portrait, 1895 / unknown photographer.

For a biography of Emma Timbery, see the Australian Dictionary of Biography Online under Timbury, where this photograph is mentioned in paragraph 4 ("A photograph of Emma taken in 1895 showed a small woman with a gentle yet determined gaze.")

 

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'"Queen" Emma / La Perouse / approx 1880-1890. / Randwick Historical / Society. 1964"' -- in ink on the reverse

Randwick Historical Society stamp on the reverse