I received an email from a distant cousin, Carmel, a couple of days ago. She found me via my tree website kyliesgenes.com and told me that she had a photograph of my 2x great uncle Charles Noah Wigley which she wanted to pass on. The photograph arrived today and I am ‘over the moon’. Charles was a saddler and in 1919 was working for G. Harper Esq. of Charing Cross, Bendigo. He later had his own saddlery.
The photograph is on its original mounting and was taken at the Kalma Photographic Studio in Pall Mall, Bendigo. It is a coarse, matt photographic paper and it looks to me like a faded sepia print. The photo is glued to the mount. It has had some water damage in the past which thankfully hasn’t marred the picture.
Now I have some more research to do about Charles’ lodge and the positions he held in it.