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Copy photograph of a studio portrait of the Honorable Thomas Russell. He is wearing a suit with a large bow tie. The photograph is included on page 1 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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Thomas Russell (1830-1904) was minister of colonial defence from 1863 to 1865. His clothes suggest that the original photograph was taken during that period.

- Dr Christopher Thompson

Posted on 17-05-2014 01:10:23