J.C. Breaden
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Joseph Christopher Breaden (1878-1947)

J.C. Breaden was a Tasmanian photographer, naturalist and accountant.  His obituary, published by The Mercury on 21 October, 1947 gave his history:

Mr. J.C. Breaden, whose death occurred at the Royal Hobart Hospital on Sunday after  a short illness, was well kown throughout Tasmania for his photographic work, and association with the Southern Tasmanian Photographic Society.
Mr Breaden, who was in his 70th year, was a son of Mrs. J.P. Breaden of Launceston and the late Mr. J.A. Breaden. His forebears were pioneers of the Hagley district.

Mr Breaden specialised as a landscape photographer, and was president of the Southern Tasmanian Photographic Society for many years. He was also  a life member of the society.
  He was a contributor over a number of years to "The Illustrated Tasmanian Mail" and "The Mercury" Christmas annuals.

Mr Breaden was a member of the Royal Society, which he represented on the Fauna Board for a time, and of the Field Naturalists Club. He was an authority on Tasmanian wild flowers.

Mr Breaden was  a lay reader and warden of St. James Church, New Town, from its foundation, and secretary of the first Augusta Rd.-New Town Progress Association.

He is survived by his wife and two sons, Messrs. Geoffrey and Donald Breaden, of Hobart.


The funeral will be held at Cornelian Bay this morning.

The electoral roll gives Breaden's occupation as accountant, but I have found no information about his employment in that profession. For several years in the 1930s the Hobart directory listed J.C. Breaden, photographer, at 15 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, but I have seen no reference to that in his photographic output.

J.C. Breaden was the father of G.M. Breaden, who also published Tasmanian postcards. It seems that the son took over his fathers collection of photographs and continued their publication after his death.