Historical information

Captain Reid served as a Councillor of the Phillip Island and Woolamai Shire in 1875. He was the first Trustee and President, as well as being instrumental in establishing a school at Rhyll on block 13 about 1870. He died in 1891 at the age of 75. He was an early resident of Rhyll and 1st President of the Phillip Island Cemetery Trust



Physical description

Glass negative with brown felt backing in wooden frame and gold border of man seated and two children on either side of him.

Inscriptions & markings

Captain David Reid Retired sea captain New Street Brighton 1865 [ photo courtesy Miss S. Serpell ]