Photos found in the Northey Family Bible

John Pearce and Eliza Northey arrived in Sydney on the clipper Pericles on 5th December 1877, accompanied by their 5 children: Richard, John, Abraham, Mary and Howard. They brought with them a Family Bible which (I assume) they had bought during a stay of about 14 years in the USA. The Bible was handed down to their daughter Edith, her daughter Ida and then to Ida's grandson (myself). I found nine photos, from the 1860s and 1870s, in the pages of the bible. These are reproduced on this page.

The memo in the family bible giving the dates of their return from America and to Australia is also on this page. The memo says that they arrrived at Port Jackson on 7th December. The shipping record gives the arrival date as 5th December.

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About the photos:

Each photo is mounted on cardboard approximately 10cm X 6 cm (4" x 2.5")

None are labelled, but most have the name of the Photographic Studio or photographer printed on the back.


Taken in Wilkes Barre


Probably J.P. Northey and Eliza Temby

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  Photographer: T.Bevan

Possibly Thomas Northey and Agnes Wood, taken in Gympie Queensland

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ROW, Photographic Artist, Redruth

Woman probably Grace Temby (nee Michell)

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J. Moody, Redruth, Cornwall

Probably Grace Temby (nee Michell)

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J. Wright, Photographer, Sturt St. Ballaarat

Probably James Michell Temby, brother of Eliza Northey.

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"From the Photographic Studio of David Scott, Successor to William Bradley"

Possibly James Miners, nephew of JP Northey

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J. Chenhall, Bullers Row, Redruth

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J. Chenhall,

Bullers Row, Redruth

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J. Moody, Redruth

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