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black / white photograph

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A black / white portrait photograph of a man, with beard and moustache, wearing a bow tie and suit jacket.
Size
H-130mm W-95mm
Object Registration
1288
Keywords
johnston-john orbost-shire-council
Historical information
This is a photograph of John Johnston. John Johnston was elected as a member of the Orbost Council and during thirty-five years of service, he was president four times. He was also president of the Agricultural Society and Chairman of the local School Committee for over thirty years, (from Richard Johnston -1969 in "Personalities and Stories of the Early Orbost District: by Mary Gilbert)
When Made
C1893
Significance
John Johnston was a prominent citizen of Orbost in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was referred to as "the father of the council".
Last updated
5 Aug 2019 at 12:39PM