Studio portrait of a young man, Brisbane, ca.1885 contributed by QldPics taken in 1885
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Picture of / about 'Brisbane' Queensland - Studio portrait of a young man, Brisbane, ca.1885

A Kanaka boy employed by J.C. Heussler ((Description supplied with photograph). He is wearing a suit and tie and standing near a desk with ornate engraving on the legs and sides. South Sea Islanders were recruited as a source of labour in Australia from as early as the 1840s.

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