American and Australasian Photographic Company

A company under which Beaufoy Merlin operated during his time as a travelling photographer, first in Melbourne, then in New South Wales before establishing a portrait studio in Sydney. It was a grandiose name with no apparent connection to America. Joined by his assistant, a young Charles Bayliss, along with Augustus Clinton, the company became known for producing what is now called the Holtermann collection of photographs in the Mitchell Library.

Milestone
Dissolved
1873
Name
Alternate
American and Australian Photograph Company
Position
1866
1866 - 1873
Relationship
had Patron
1871 - 1873
Type