Morris Moss - 1860s
In 1864 Moss announces that he has purchased the whole of the business from Audet, with the services of Mr. Audet having been secured until January 1865. 
Moss makes an impact with his ‘novelty in photography’ in November 1867:
An operation in photography, which we have not before seen in Maitland, was shown us the other day by Mr. Moss, of the Photographic Company, High-street. This operation is “photographing a ghost," arresting the ethereal, and fixing it on glass or paper. 
The Mercury’s relationship with Moss could be characterised as one of ongoing praise and supportfor his work, commencing in February 1868 with his ‘excellent’ photographs, through to superlatives such as: “Wherever art is discussed "Moss" is a household word, and without a doubt that gentleman has a reputation as one of the best photographers in Australia." 
Later in 1868, Moss’ portraits of the Prince Alfred Dramatic Club also mentions Aland Watts, local signwriter and painter, with whom Moss collaborates on other occasions. 
In addition to photography, Moss’ business also includes the sale of “fancy goods”; his advertisement of 8 May of 1869 indicates that he has just opened six cases, with stationery, jewellery, brooches, charms, toys and portrait albums ‘cheaper than ever’.