Biographical entry Caire, Nicholas John (1837 - 1918)
- 28 February 1837
Guernsey, Channel Islands
- 13 February 1918
Armadale, Victoria, Australia
Nicholas John Caire was involved in both outdoor and X-Ray photography. He promoted eucalypts in his photographs, which accompanied numerous newspaper articles, to awaken official and public interest in them.
Born Guernsey, Channel Islands, 28 February 1837. Died Armadale, Victoria, 13 February 1918. Arrived Adelaide ca 1860. Travelled through Gippsland 1865, taking photographs of Aboriginals and landscapes; studio in Adelaide 1867-70; photographer, Talbot, Victoria 1870-76; studio, Melbourne 1876-85; outdoor photography from 1885; did X-ray photography one day a week free for the Melbourne General Hospital.
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
- McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca, The Study of Australian Eucalypts, eScholarship Research Centre, 2013, http://www.eoas.info/eucalypts/index.html. Details
- Pitkethly, Anne; Pithethly, Don, N.J. Caire, landscape photographer, A. and D. Pitkethly, Rosanna, Vic, 1988, 112 pp. Details
- Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010, 344 pp. Details
- Cato, Jack, 'Caire, Nicholas John (1837-1918)', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 3, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969, pp. 328-329. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030304b.htm. Details
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