Elijah Hart (? - 1893)

Commercial photographer, arrived from Liverpool in 1852. Hart set himself up in Sydney giving his address as 156 Elizabeth Street. He then moved to new premises at 481 George Street in 1853. He then closed his Sydney premises moving to West Maitland in 1857. In 1862 he took over Mrs Dewy’s photography studio in Newcastle while still running his Maitland business. In December of 1873 Hart announces that he has disposed of his interest in the photographic business to Arthur Curtis and Hart’s new toy and fancy repository store is opened next door to the portrait gallery. Hart continues in this business (known as the Rocking Horse Toy and Fancy Warehouse) until 1876, with the ‘commodious premises’ then being leased to the government for use as the post officeHe died in 1893 at Woollahra, Sydney, aged 72.

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