Portrait of Mrs G B Halford (1837-1910)

Louisa Henrietta ( née Millar) Halford wears silk taffeta with throat brooch, drop earrings and plaited-hair bun.

Wife of George Britton Halford (1824-1910), the first Professor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. It was 1 May 1863 when Halford , first arrived as first professor in the Medical School. In 1876 the faculty of medicine was established and took over administration of courses from the Medical School Committee. Halford was elected dean and held office until 1886 and again in 1890-96.
George Britton Halford (1824-1910) at Hanover Square, London, in 1857 married Louisa Henrietta (1837-1910), eldest daughter of the late Thomas Millar; they had twelve children: Louisa Marian Halford (1858 - 1929),Annette Mary Halford (1860 - 1867) died aged seven, Edith Katharine (Halford) Harrison (1860 - 1942), Florence Newbegin Halford (1861 - 1923),George James Archibald Billing Halford (1863 - 1946),Alice Nancy Halford (1864 - 1868) died aged 4,James Henry Riviere Halford (1865-1941),Edgar Caesare Neild Halford (1867 - 1945),Angelica Halford (1868 - 1868) died at infancy,Arthur Charles Frederick Halford (1869 -1945), Egbert Maurice Halford (1871 - 1935) and Henry St. George Halford (1877 - 1949).
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17.7 x 12.7 cm
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Courtesy of Mr George Halford
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