In last week’s Photo of the Week, you saw the back of an Indian motorcycle with a side car. This week is the front view with photographer H J King’s wife in the passenger seat. In the background is the township of Moina, beyond the Sheffield district.
H J King was the same photographer who took the picture of the Nut posted on 16 March 2018.
Anyone interested in reading his biography, see link.
What the biography does not mention is that H J King was a registered conscientious objector during the Second World War due to his Christadelphian faith.
The biography also failed to mention that in 1922, H J King undertook an aerial survey of the city of Launceston in which 83 plates were exposed. This was the first of a series of aerial photography in various parts of Tasmania.
The township of Moina beyond the Sheffield district (1919)
Brother of Herbert John King, William Harper King, who broke the record in the run from Launceston to Hobart in just two hours and 53 minutes in 1906
Wife of H J King, Lucy Minna Large, in her distinctive hat using a candle as she negotiates Baldocks Cave at Mole Creek (taken around the same time as the top photo in 1919)
H J King seen seated second from right. Members of the Northern Camera Club (1924) back row from left to right: J H Russell, unknown, A Hewitt, Jenkins and C A Hart. Front row: C Monds, I Elliott, H J King and S Fuller.
H J King’s other brother, George Edward King, seen at far left. The four motorcyclists were participant in the Tasmanian Automobile Club’s Climbing Contest for Motorcycles in Launceston on 16 June 1906. From left to right: George Edward King 2 3⁄4 hp Alcyon fastest unplaced time; S Spurling junior 5 hp 2 cylinder Griffon 3rd place, C M Dyer 4 ½ hp 2 cylinder Minerva 2nd place; and P G Harrison 5 hp 2 cylinder Griffon 1st place.
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