I am currently in the process of uploading all my postcards, photos and miscellaneous collections to Flickr. I have reached 600 photos and counting.
Take a look. Or search flickr for hat-archive.
Meanwhile, here's a mini biography of Herbert Flemming from The Referee newspaper in 1908.
I'm putting together a collection of these mini biographies and publishing them through Smashwords. It should be available in the next couple of weeks.
to New Zealand 1876
1908 West Melbourne Victoria Australia
The well known actor-manager who
died in Melbourne last week. He was one of the best known men on the Australian
stage and as an actor held a very high position, his productions always showing
artistic taste and careful selection of the cast. The deceased was about 50
years of age, and was educated at the London University College School. He
first appeared on the stage in Christchurch (NZ) in 1876 and it is noteworthy
that his companies always included some New Zealanders. A little later he
appeared in Melbourne with Creswick, Bland Holt and others, and then filled a
seven years engagement with Williamson, Garner and Musgrove. He then went to India
and the East and returned to London. A visit to South Africa was made in 1896
and he remained there some years directing eventually a circuit of ten
theatres. He came to Australia in 1902 and with a few months intermission
remained here till his death. He joined forces with Robert Brough in 1903, but
the latter died a year later, and the deceased conducted his own comedy company
up till the time of his death. Mr Flemming appeared in Sydney last June and
July when he was successful with some new productions. He leaves a widow and