- 1918-1964 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
Positive black & white prints; glass lantern slides; acetate negatives; whole, half and quarter plate glass negatives.
Name of creator
Born in 1887, Edward Francis Nicholson [Frank] Cash graduated from Moore Theological College in 1913 and obtained an M.A. (Honours in Philosophy) from Sydney University in 1922. He was the Rector of Christ Church, North Sydney from 1922 and Registrar of the Australian College of Theology from 1945 to 1961. He and his wife, Violet Elizabeth, donated The John Francis Cash Memorial Chapel to Moore Theological College, completed in 1950. He was a keen amateur photographer and the only one to be permitted onto the construction site of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and took photographs throughout the building process. His photographs also include images of his family: his wife Elizabeth, son John who joined the RAAF and was killed in action in 1941, and three daughters Mary, Miriam and Elizabeth.
Rev. Cash bequeathed his collection to John Brackenreg of Artarmon Galleries, who then donated it to Moore College.
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Scope and content
Rev. Dr E.F.N. (Frank) Cash was the rector of Christ Church Lavender Bay and a keen amateur photographer. He was the only amateur photographer to be permitted onto the construction site of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and took photographs throughout the building process. His photographs also include images of his family: his wife Elizabeth, son John who joined the RAAF and was killed in action in 1941, and three daughters Mary, Miriam and Elizabeth. He also took many pictures of trees, native animals and rock formations, particularly around the Glen Innes area and inside Jenolan Caves. There are also a small number of photos of the Fairbridge Farm School for child migrants in Molong, WA.
A large number of the slides are copies of paintings and illustrations from books, as well as hymn lyrics.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged by subject.
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Conditions governing access
Unrestricted - handle with care
Conditions governing reproduction
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Existence and location of copies
Some photographs of the Sydney Harbour Bridge have been digitised and are available on Myrrh: https://myrrh.library.moore.edu.au/handle/10248/7974