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Frederick Dally
[Frederick Dally]
29 July 1838 - 28 July 1914
Professional portrait and landscape photographer, Dr. Frederick Dally was born at Southwark, England. Educated at Christ's Hospital, London, he arrived in Victoria at the height of the Cariboo gold rush in 1862.
Best known are his 1867-1868 photographs of the Cariboo Road and the creeks and claims of the goldfields. In September 1870 Dally sold his stock-in-trade and left Victoria. After studying at the Philadelphia Dental College, he returned to England to work in dental surgery.
A photograph of the brethren of Cariboo Lodge, dated 24 June 1868, has long been considered to be his work but Dally was only in the Cariboo from 11 August to 11 September 1867 and again from late July 1868 until his return to Victoria in late October. The first meeting of the lodge, under dispensation, was held on 2 September 1867. If Dally was the photographer, the photograph would have had to have been taken at that earlier meeting.
Senior Deacon: 1870/01/06
Victoria Lodge No. 783

Affiliated: 1874/07/10
Worshipful Master: 1880/11/12
Withdrew: 1904/09/09
Lodge of Honour No. 769

Past Provincial Senior Deacon: 1894
Provincial Grand Lodge of Stafford

Source: Lodge records. Also see A History of the Lodge of Honour, (Held at Wolverhampton) Formerly No. 769, Now No. 526 on the Register of the Grand Lodge of England, (Principally Condensed from the Minute Books) With a List of the Members of the Lodge During the Whole Period of Its Existence from 1846 to 1896, Thomas Jackson Barnett. Wolverhampton : Bro. J. Dunbar Steen., 1896.


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