Photographic portrait of five men, taken by Henry W. Grattan, Paramatta, NSW, circa 1880. Mr William John Ferris is the standing at the left of the photograph. Ferris was the Master of the Roman Catholic orphan school at North Parramatta, during the late 1870s- early 1880s. The inclusion of two members of the clergy in this photograph suggests it may relate to this period of Ferris's life.

Part of a collection of photographs and documents relating to William John Ferris (1855-1917). Ferris was born in Parramatta, he married in 1885 and had one daughter and three sons. From 1883 he was an Alderman of Parramatta Council, being elected Mayor in 1890 and 1896. In July 1898 he was elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly as the member for Parramatta, he lost his seat in June 1901.

Description of Content

Posed portrait of five men and a dog in a backyard. The three men standing are wearing morning suits, while the two men seated at the front are in clerical dress.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph attached to a white mount.

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