Historical information

Emily Ann Hanson Stitfold was born in Ballarat in 1866 to Thomas Stitfold and Sarah Stitfold (Hanson). There were six children, one boy and five girls. Emily attended photography classes at Ballarat School of Mines in 1896 (Grade !) and 1898. Photography was a new course offered and she was one of the first students to attend. She became a member of the Ballarat Amateur Photographic Association.
Emily died in 1948 and is buried in the Ballarat Old Cemetery. (BN Section 19 Grave 9). Her parents, Thomas and Sarah are also buried in the Old Cemetery