Brendon Kearns


Found Photography: Crown Street Cache: Part III

A few more images off the negatives I picked up late last year

This hotel is still standing today in Mackay, Queensland

I had been contacted by another collector who identified the woman in many of the photos (including the image above) as Mollie Thomas; this is further substantiated by the name Thomas written on the actual cardboard negative sleeves.

I’d like to take more time to do some research on locations and people but trying to stay social, check off all the miscellaneous life errands, and keep on top of work is leaving me little time to even do any shooting of my own- the egg tray of my refrigerator is over loaded with rolls of unshot Tri-X and Neopan.

My study is getting full of stacks of old glass negatives, boxes of color slides, and rolls of black and white film that all need to be trayed, scanned and edited up- I’m hoping to get a breather sometime around mid-Feb when I can section off a clean weekend to keep things rolling.


  1. I believe that photographs 3,4 and 11 are of my Uncle, Gweirydd (George) Coslett Thomas, born Trelew Chubut Argentina in 1898 and my Aunty Mary (Mollie) Kensett.
    Brian Shaw

    • Trevor Kennett, nee Thomas

      November 27, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Hi Brian,

      I am a grandson of Gweirydd. Can you send me the particular photos of him as I do not have any

      Thank You

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