John Watt Beattie (15 August 1859 – 24 June 1930) was an Australian photographer.
Photograph taken in
by John Watt Beattie, early 20th century
Beattie was born in
Aberdeen, Scotland. He was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Tasmania in 1890. He was appointed Photographer to the Government of Tasmania on 21 December 1896. He did extensive photography around Tasmania, as well as in the Central Highlands and on the West Coast of Tasmania. He was employed by the North Mount Lyell Company to photograph between Gormanston, Tasmania and Kelly Basin in the 1890s.
He travelled with
lantern slide shows on various subjects — A trip through Tasmania, From as well as Kelly's Basin to Gormanston Port Arthur and Tasman Peninsula [1 ]
In the 1890s he also prepared composite pictures of the
Governors of Tasmania 1804–1895, as well as Parliamentarians of Tasmania 1856–1895.
He also travelled to
Norfolk Island and did photographic work there as well. He died in Hobart.
References [ edit ]
^ p.6 and 7 of Tassell and Wood
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Further reading [ edit ]
Tassell, Margaret and Wood, David (1981)
Tasmanian Photographer — From the John Watt Beattie Collection — From the Collections of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery South Melbourne, Macmillan Company of Australia. ISBN 0-333-33737-9.