The Galloway Collection

The Photographs of Alexander Galloway

Miss Jones, with hat

[Miss Jones]

Our colleagues at the Coalfields Heritage Group based at the Edgeworth David Museum at Kurri Kurri are uploading the scans of their fascinating collection of glass negatives taken by Alexander Galloway who had photographic studios at Weston, Kurri Kurri, Cessnock and Maitland at the turn of the last century.

The original glass negatives, some of which have unfortunately been water damaged over the years,  were scanned by one member of the Coalfields Heritage Group and uploaded to their Flickr site by another. The latter CHG member is also on the Cultural Collections team in the University Library.

You can read more about Alexander Galloway, who was also a composer in one of our earlier blog posts, and you can look into the past and perhaps see some of your ancestors at

If you recognise any of the folk in these images, or can give us any further information about the photos, please contact either Cultural Collections or the Coalfields Heritage Group.

One thought on “The Galloway Collection

  1. I have a post card taken from a picture taken at ALEXANDER GALLOWAY studio at Kurri Kurri Circ 1912. It is of my grandmothers niece husband and four children with Merry Christmas printed on the front. The adults emigrated to,Kurri Kurri from Scotland . the family have lost touch for many years and I would be grateful if you could advise me of a way to,trace them. It is more relevant as my own daughter emigrated to Sydney in 2005 almost 100 years later.

    Please let me know if I can give you anymore information.

    Thank you.

    Anne Matheson

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