John Watt Beattie
John Watt Beattie (15 August 1859 – 24 June 1930) was an Australian photographer.
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.
In the 1890s he also prepared composite pictures of the Governors of Tasmania 1804–1895, as well as Parliamentarians of Tasmania 1856–1895.
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- p.6 and 7 of Tassell and Wood
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- Australian Dictionary of National Biography entry
- Journal of a Voyage to the Western Pacific in the Melanesian Mission Yacht Southern Cross 25 August-10 November 1906
- Catalogue of a Series of Photographs Illustrating the Scenery and Peoples of the Islands in the South and Western Pacific. Photographed and Published by J. W. Beattie, 1907.
- Photograph of Beattie late in life
- Works by Beattie are held in the collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
- 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.
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