Galloway, Alexander

Maitland  :  1914-1918

                    Image : University of Newcastle

Galloway commenced his photography business in Weston in 1905 and the following year opened a branch at Kurri Kurri. He established further studios at Cessnock and the Rutherford military camp during 1914-1918. [1] The Rutherford studio has been described as ‘makeshift’. [2]

               Image: Coalfields Heritage Group      

A significant collection of some 465 glass plate negatives by Galloway were discovered beneath a house in Weston in 2010 and the Coalfields Heritage Group have been responsible for restoring and making these available online. [3] [4]

               Image: Australian War Memorial

In 1914 Galloway published a souvenir booklet, ‘Newcastle & District with Maitland & District and South Maitland Coalfields’, which included an advertisement for his business. [5]

                                           Galloway retired to Newcastle and died there in 1945.


[1] Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder, obituary, 10 August 1945.
[2] Maitland Mercury, 19 August 2010.
[4] Charles Lutch (Lucht)