Nicholas John Caire (1837-1918) Australia

Biographical Information

Nicholas John Caire was born in 1837 in Guernsey, Channel Islands. He migrated to Australia with his parents and arrived in Adelaide about 1860.

He had developed an interest in photography from a young age and with help and instruction from a local photographer soon becam competent in the art.

By his late twenties he was travelling and photographing through Gippsland.

In 1867 he opened a studio in Adelaide.

After marrying in 1870 he and his wife moved to Talbot, near Clunes, Victoria, where he worked for the next six years.

In 1876 when he bought an established studio in Collins Street, Melbourne but in 1885 he gave up his city studio and devoted the rest of his life to outdoor photography, working from his home in South Yarra.

He died at Armadale, Victoria, in 1918. Edit or add to this biography

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Dandenong, Moon's Ridge Circa 1870s
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Dandenong, Moon's Ridge Circa 1870s
Vintage albumen paper photograph, 13 x 19 cm
Important Australian and International Photography, Leonard Joel, Melbourne.
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