Sunday, October 5, 2008

Site Map No.1: Thomas J. Nevin: family biographica


Thomas James Nevin (1842-1923)
Professional photographer Thomas James Nevin was known by a number of variations of his name, and several of these are now used in books, articles, theses, and public holdings catalogues. His published names, including advertising, newspaper reports, signature on official documents and business name on studio stamps have appeared as the following:
  • Thomas Nevin
  • Thomas James Nevin
  • Thomas J. Nevin
  • Thomas Nevin senior
  • Thos Nevin
  • T. Nevin
  • T. Nevin late A. Bock
  • T. J. Nevin
  • Nevin & Smith
  • Clifford & Nevin.
Mispellings include Neven, Navin, Navan and McNevis.
Photographer Thomas James Nevin is not to be confused with his son by the same name, Thomas James Nevin (1874-1948) who was not a professional photographer.

Thomas Nevin's portraits of self, wife, brother and sister 1860s-1880

Family portraits taken by Thomas J. Nevin of himself and three of his wife Elizabeth Rachel Day (top row);
his brother William John aka Jack Nevin, himself, his sister Mary Ann Nevin, and himself again (bottom row).
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Family portraits of Thomas Nevin's parents, siblings, wife, in-laws and children

At Kangaroo Valley, Hobart, Tasmania 1854-1887

Captain Edward Goldsmith, uncle of Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day

Descendants and in-laws

Axup, Day and Genge families

Thomas and Elizabeth Nevin’s children: Davis, Bates and Drew families

Thomas & Elizabeth Nevin’s grandchildren
Grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren: only a few posts are included here out of respect for the living or recently deceased descendants and their families of Thomas and Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day.


Summary: The Generations
Below is a brief summary of three generational levels of the immediate families of photographer Thomas J. Nevin and his wife Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day. Only a few articles are available of living or recently deceased descendants.

GENERATION ONE:
  • Nevin, John and wife Mary Ann Nevin nee Dickson
  • Nevin, John and second wife Martha Salter nee Genge
  • Day, Captain James and wife Rachael Day nee Pocock
  • Goldsmith, Captain Edward and wife Elizabeth Goldsmith nee Day

Mary Ann Nevin nee Dickson (1810-1875) and John Nevin snr (1808-1887) had four children, all born near Belfast, Ireland between 1842 and 1852, prior to arrival as free settlers at Hobart, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the convict transport Fairlie in July 1852. Mary Ann Dickson was born at the Borders, UK and moved with her brother, rose grower Alexander Dickson to Newtonards, Ireland where she met and married John Nevin in 1841. John Nevin snr was a former soldier of the Royal Scots First Regiment, a journalist, poet, teacher, Wesleyan and gardener. They were settled at Kangaroo Valley (known as Lenah Valley since 1922) near Hobart, Tasmania by 1854. John Nevin married a second time in 1879 to widow Martha Salter nee Genge after the death of his first wife Mary Ann Nevin in 1875.



Thomas J. Nevin's portraits of his parents ca. 1872
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Parents of Thomas J. Nevin
Mother: Mary Anne Nevin nee Dickson (1810-1875)
Father: John Nevin snr ca (1808-1887)

GENERATION TWO
  • Nevin, Thomas James and wife Elizabeth Rachel Day
  • Axup, Hector and wife Mary Sophia Day, sister of Elizabeth Rachel Day
  • Goldsmith, Edward jnr, son of Captain Edward and Elizabeth Goldsmith nee Day (sister of Captain James Day)

NEVIN-DICKSON children
Children of Mary Ann Nevin nee Dickson and John Nevin snr:

1. Thomas James (Thos) Nevin (1842-1923) m. Elizabeth Rachel Day (1847-1914)
2. Mary Ann Nevin (1844-1878) married John Carr in 1877
3. Rebecca Jane Nevin (1847-1865)
4. William John (Jack) Nevin (1852-1891)



Left:Thomas J. Nevin with stereoscopic viewer and white gloves mid-1860s.
Right:Portrait by Thomas Nevin of his brother Jack (Constable William John) Nevin ca 1880
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DAY-POCOCK children
Children of Rachel Day nee Pocock (ca. 1812-1857) and Captain James Day (1806-1882). Rachel Day nee Pocock died of “consumption” at Hobart in 1857, and Captain James Day died in 1882 at the home of his younger daughter Mary Sophia Axup, Battery Point, Hobart. Photographer Thomas James Nevin married Elizabeth Rachel Day on 11th July, 1871 at Kangaroo Valley, Hobart.

1.Elizabeth Rachel (Lizza) Day (1847-1914) m. Thomas J. Nevin (1842-1923)
2. Mary Sophia Day (1853-1942) m. Hector Charles James Horatio Axup (1843-1927)



Elizabeth Rachel Day, married Thomas J. Nevin in 1871
Taken by Thomas Nevin at Nevin & Smith (late Bock's) ca. 1868 at 140, Elizabeth Street Hobart Town.
Full-length portrait, carte-de-visite. Copyright © KLW NFC Imprint. Watermarked.

GOLDSMITH -DAY children
Children of Elizabeth Goldsmith nee Day (1802-1875), sister of Captain James Day, and Captain Edward Goldsmith (1804-1869). These were the Goldsmith cousins of the Day sisters, Elizabeth Rachel Day and Mary Sophia Day. Richard died in Hobart, 24 yrs old, in 1854 and Edward jnr died in Rochester (UK) in 1883.

1. Richard Sydney Goldsmith (1830-1854)
2. Edward Goldsmith jnr (1836-1883) m. Sarah Jane Rivers (1835-1926)



Grave of Captain Edward Goldsmith and family
Large ledger with rocks and horizontal cross
St Mary the Virgin Church, Chalk Kent UK
Photo copyright © Carole Turner March 2016

GENERATION THREE:
  • Nevin, Thomas J. and wife Elizabeth Rachel Day
  • Axup, Captain Hector and wife Mary Sophia Day

AXUP-DAY children
Mary Sophia Axup nee Day (1853-1942) and Hector Charles James Horatio Axup (1843-1927) had five children between 1878 and 1891.



Studio portrait of Ella Axup (Patience Ella Mary Axup, 1889 -1913)
Taken at the VANDYCK Studios, Launceston, Tasmania ca. 1911.
Postcard format. Verso inscribed: "Cousin Ella Axup"
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Children of Mary Sophia Axup nee Day and Hector C. Axup
NB: These dates may not be totally accurate.

1. Rachel Frances Eva Axup (1878-1978) m. P. Baldwin
2. Sidney James Vernon Axup (1882-1975) m. Emily Tyson
3. Edward Harold Leslie Axup (1885-1964) m. ?
4. Patience Ella Mary Axup (1889-1913)
5. Olive Lilian Ethel Axup (1891- ? ) m. Charles Wilshire (10 March 1920)

This notice of Olive Lilian Ethel's marriage appeared in the Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, on  Wednesday 10 March 1920, page 6:
WEDDING BELLS, WILSHIRE--AXUP A quiet (Lenten) Anzac wedding was celebrated in St. John' Church yesterday morning. Those united in holy matrimony were Sergeant Charles Wilshire (late A.I. F.), of Wiltshire, England, son of the late Mrs. Wilshire, former private secretary to Mr. W. Long (Colonial Secretary), also great-grand son of the Duke of Wellington's aide-decamp at Waterloo; and Ethel, youngest. daughter of Captain H. C. Axup, of Launceston. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. F. C. Crotty. Miss Fiora Good was the only bridesmaid, and the bride was given away by her father. The happy couple travelled to Melbourne by the Loongana in the afternoon for their honeymoon. They will subsequently return to King Island, where the bridegroom intends to pursue agricultural interests.

NEVIN-DAY children
Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day (1847-1914) and Thomas James Nevin (1842-1923) had seven children, six surviving to adulthood. Three sons – Sydney, William and George – were born at the Hobart Town Hall during their father’s residency as Office and Hall Keeper. Sydney died four months after birth.

Children of Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day and Thomas J. Nevin:



George Ernest Nevin ca. 1901 in best suit Full length portrait with wicker whatnot.
Family photograph taken at home by his father Thomas Nevin snr
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1. Mary Florence Elizabeth (May) Nevin (1872-1955)
2. Thomas James (Sonny) Nevin (1874-1948) m. Gertrude Tennyson Bates (1883-1958)
3. Sydney John Nevin (1876-1877)
4. William John Nevin (1878-1927)
5. George Ernest Nevin (1880-1957)
6. Mary Ann (Minnie) Nevin (1884-1974) m. James Henry Alfred Drew (1878-1963)
7. Albert Edward Nevin (1888-1955) m. Emily Maud Davis (1891-1971)



Above: an old webshot taken from the Archives Office of Tasmania website in 2005 of births to photographer Thomas J. Nevin and his wife Elizabeth Rachel Day.

GENERATION FOUR
Grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren: only a few posts are included here out of respect for the living or recently deceased descendants and their families of Thomas and Elizabeth Rachel Nevin nee Day.

Thomas & Elizabeth Nevin’s grandchildren

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Site Map No.2: Work as a commercial and police photographer


Thomas James Nevin (1842-1923)
Professional photographer Thomas James Nevin was known by a number of variations of his name, and several of these are now used in books, articles, theses, and public holdings catalogues. His published names, including advertising, newspaper reports, signature on official documents and business name on studio stamps have appeared as the following: 
  • Thomas Nevin
  • Thomas James Nevin
  • Thomas J. Nevin
  • Thomas Nevin senior
  • Thos Nevin
  • T. Nevin
  • T. Nevin late A. Bock
  • T. J. Nevin
  • Nevin & Smith
  • Clifford & Nevin.
Mispellings include Neven, Navin, Navan and McNevis.
Photographer Thomas James Nevin is not to be confused with his son by the same name, Thomas James Nevin (1874-1948) who was not a professional photographer.

Browse the complete archive by date and label here.



Biographers Professor Joan Kerr and G. T. Stilwell (1992)



Curator John McPhee (ABC TV 2009) of T. J. Nevin exhibition QVMAG 1977

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See also this separate site: Prisoner Pictures by T. J. Nevin



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Career: studios, contracts, biographica


Stereography


Prison photographer, Port Arthur and Hobart Gaol


Exhibitions and Publications


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On board the "City of Hobart" 31st January 1872