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Joseph C Breaden
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Start Date:
01 Jan 1877
End Date:
19 Oct 1947
Joseph Christopher Breaden (c.1877-1947), was a landscape photographer and authority on wild flowers. He was born in Echuca, Victoria to John Armstrong and Jessie Breaden (formerly Malcolm). Joseph Breaden's photographs were published in the Illustrated Tasmanian Mail and the Mercury's Christmas annuals and he produced souvenir booklets and sets of photographic cards. He was a life member of the Southern Tasmanian Photographic Society, and also a member of the Royal Society and the Field Naturalists' Club. He married Janet Drysdale in 1908 and they had two children, Donald John Armstrong (1913) and Geoffrey Malcolm Drysdale (1917). The latter also became a photographer and took over his father's business. The family lived at "McAlpine", in Waverley Avenue, New Town. Joseph Breaden died on 19 October 1947.

Information Sources:
Chris Long, Tasmanian Photographers 1840-1940, p.21; Mercury (TAS) 3 February 1909 and 20 -21 October 1947
Series Created By Agency:
NS348 Photographs of Tasmania Taken by J C Breaden01 Jan 192031 Dec 1949