Bond Studios

AE Bond photographed South Australians from the 1860s to the 1930s. He has left a legacy of 1,500 photographs from his Port Adelaide studio.

The photographs are glass plate negatives studio portraits. They capture rites of passage such as weddings, graduations, debuts, birthdays, and soldiers and sailors departing for war. They document an era and a community but they also portray individuals and many of the photographs are labelled with surnames. Is it possible that some of the people in those photographs are your ancestors?

We are progressively adding Bond portraits to our site and ask for your comments to help us identify them.

The South Australian Maritime Museum and History Trust of South Australia acknowledges the First Nations peoples of South Australia, whose connection to country and living cultures began in time immemorial and continues to the present. We affirm our commitment to advancing reconciliation.