More old photos: Henry and Amy Collis’ private family album….

6564 68697071Louis Konrad photographer 1896- 1905Nicholas Collam Photographer1896 -19007475

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These photo’s expand on the first photo’s from the Collis album. Possibly a mix of family and friends after discovering No. 82 as family friends. The photo of EL ‘Lewis’ Maynard only recognised from a recent read of Frances Rhodes Photographic Record of Service Personnel, Furneaux Group – a link to theWeekly Courier 1917 of  E.L.  known as Lewis’ brother Royal in uniform (10) found by accident when looking at the wreck of the H.J.H., several island boys July_12__Insert_4 W.H. Shroder Studio circa around the 1880’sDuvall and Co started in April 1883 – third column about a few paragraphs from the bottom. Advertisement 1885 by Duval denying they had sold the business to Stephen Spurling last column about half way down. Still around in 1889 and with Burrows by 1893.  

Prime Seal Island: lease for sale

Island Shed_Artboard 6 - Prime Seal

The crown leasehold on Prime Seal is for sale. The article also states 17 acres of land on Little Dog is for sale, on the south side and originally was James land.

In 1915 Great grandfather Harry Briant leased Prime Seal that he sold to Ab Hurst, the terms and conditions about the trapping relevant to generating income for those times.


I always thought the lease was something to do with the Robinson’s so to find it was the Briant’s surprising.

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