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Samuel Duesbury (1822-1909) Brisbane

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This is some very good information, Thanks Ellie7, Dave I would also like to extend my thanks. I have been researching for over 1 year and have a considerable amount of information on Horace Duesbury. I'm still gathering information on his life in Australia, need details on who trained his father Samuel in photography, also did Horace join the Masonic order in 1872?

Was Samuel a Mason?

What Masonic order was in Brisbane in 1872?

Who influenced Horace to migrate to San Francisco in 1876?

All these questions are still being researched, I'll try to reach out to family members for any photos or details that are not chronicled in the papers, like ledgers or family stories that have been handed down through the generations.

Thanks:)
 

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https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/175551789
GOVERNMENT NOTICES
TRANSMISSION BY DEATH.
REAL PROPERTY ACTS OF 1861 AND 1877.
Name of Deceased Proprietor— Samuel
Duesbury, late of Brisbane, photographer.
Date of Death— July 8, 1909.
Name of Claimant— Esther Duesbury,
of the same place,- widow of deceased.
Description and Situation of Land. —
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Have not found anything yet to say Samuel was a Mason.

Son Lewis was a Mason.

19 Jun 1872 Samuel's eldest daughter Esther married.

Quite a few Lodges in Brisbane in 1872.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1320234
Ellie7, I'm in the process of contacting the Brisbane Masonic link you gave me, still waiting on the response. Thank you

Dave, that link was very helpful I'll be researching all of the Masonic lodges to see if any of them are still active.
You are correct Lewis was part of the Sons of Temperance Benefit Lodge, I'll focus on that lodge for now. Thank You
 

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The family appear to have gone home for a visit arriving back in Australia 1880.

The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947)
Fri 19 Mar 1880
 
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You may already have seen the stuff i have posted.

Mr. Duesbury had a branch studio round the corner in Edward Street under the charge of his son, Horace, who did the hand colouring for both places. Horace was rather clever at oil painting but found limited scope for his hobby in the small population of Brisbane, so migrated to America, where he eventually died.

The old man did pretty well at his profession, and in after years he and his good wife returned to England to the place they came from to end their days in a well earned rest, but for the climate and other reasons. They returned to Queensland, where Mr. Duesbury died some years ago. All his children did well, and a younger son (Frank) became a clergyman. Some months ago, I read of his passing away in a private hospital at Woollahra (Sydney).


http://www.brisbanehistory.com/HAP_recollect.html
 

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I haven't digested all the posts, but there is this under photographers..

1874 Qld. Directory
Duesbury, Samuel, Queen and Brunswick streets, Brisbane

Geoff

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Also this in the 1893/4 E/R Brisbane, North. Duesbury, Samuel [freehold]. Situation of residence = part of subdiv. 27 and 28, sec. 1, Quay street [sic] Unsure if that is sec or see on the original. Doesn't specify a date of qualification or criteria. He is a freeholder, so he qualifies by residence.
 
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Also, in the electoral district of Balonne 1893/4 is this.

Duesbury, Edwin.. qualifies by residence. Stockyard Street, Cunamulla. Looks to be way out to the west of Brisbane.

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Samuel was a master wood carver in 1861 so a bit of a change of trade.


Rockhampton Bulletin and Central Queensland Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1871) Tue 11 Jul 1865 Page 2
VESSELS LOADING.—LONDON.
April 22.—Balmacorra, Captain Hodge ;


https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1279802
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Sat 7 Oct 1865 Page 4
CAPE MORETON.
The Kate, s., went to the bay yesterday with
the Health-officer, Dr. Purdie. She called,
alongside the Balmacorra, which has recently
arrived from London, and having found the
passengers, ten in number, and the ship's com-
pany in good health, admitted her to pratique.
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The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939)
Sat 3 Aug 1867

lam given to understand that our honorary secretary, Mr. Duesbury, who spent a considerable time in the studio of an artist in Manchester, was prepared to teach drawing and painting; but, alas, none were prepared to learn,

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20314461

Im beginning to think by going with the newspaper articles that Samuel learnt Photography from Horace and also worked for him until Horace left the country.
 

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Samuel was a master wood carver in 1861 so a bit of a change of trade.


Rockhampton Bulletin and Central Queensland Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1871) Tue 11 Jul 1865 Page 2
VESSELS LOADING.—LONDON.
April 22.—Balmacorra, Captain Hodge ;


https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1279802
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Sat 7 Oct 1865 Page 4
CAPE MORETON.
The Kate, s., went to the bay yesterday with
the Health-officer, Dr. Purdie. She called,
alongside the Balmacorra, which has recently
arrived from London, and having found the
passengers, ten in number, and the ship's com-
pany in good health, admitted her to pratique.
...
Post #27 has the arrival with their names mentioned.
 
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