Northern Argus history continues

Henry H. Tilbrook on left, his son Reginald in centre and Fred Brinkworth, friend of Henry out shooting in the Blyth scrub c 1905.

Henry H. Tilbrook on left, his son Reginald in centre and Fred Brinkworth, friend of Henry out shooting in the Blyth scrub c 1905.

In the photo to the left, Henry H. Tilbrook on left, his son Reginald in centre and Fred Brinkworth, friend of Henry out shooting in the Blyth scrub c 1905.

When Henry travelled over rough terrain he  had to carry his camera equipment which weighed around 20 kg.

This was a man whose doctor had told him not to exert himself because of a heart condition.

Despite that he carried his heavy equipment throughout the rough Flinders Ranges.

He retired to East Adelaide (now St Peters) in 1891 and continued his photography.

On his last trip in 1905  which took him back Mt Gambier he took many photos of the caves around Munbannar, Victoria.

Henry died at his St Peters home in 1937 aged 89.

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In 2019 Northern Argus, founded by Henry H. Tilbrook, celebrates its 150th year. You can see the pop-up gallery at Clare’s Town Hall.