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Stephen Spurling II (Photographer)
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Start Date:
01 Jan 1847
End Date:
31 Dec 1924
Stephen Spurling II worked as a photographer in Launceston, initially as a branch of his father's Hobart studio, but in his own right from 1875. It is claimed he was the first photographer in Tasmania to use dry plates. He did both landscape and portrait work.
Information Sources:
Chris Long, 'Tasmanian Photographers 1840-1995', p.106-107; Christine Burgess, 'The Spurling legacy and the emergence of wilderness photography in Tasmania', PhD thesis, University of Tasmania, 2010