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Herbert Henry Fishwick (1882–1957)

The death occurred on 27th May, at his home at 23 Boundary Street, Roseville, Sydney, of Herbert Henry Fishwick at the age of 75. A very wide circle of friends and admirers mourns the passing of one of the sincerest of gentlemen, a loyal friend, and the head of his profession, which for many years was that of a commercial photographer specialising in the production of pictures of stud stock, especially Merino sheep. His perfection in all branches of photography earned him world-wide praise, but in the realms of the stud Merino sheep breeding industry he excelled.

The late Mr. Fishwick was an Englishman, who came to this country as a youth and joined the Sydney Mail. He became chief of the photographic staff of the Sydney Morning Herald and Sydney Mail, and when the latter weekly paper ceased publication just before the 1939-45 world war he went into business on his own to concentrate upon reflecting, in high-class photography, the progress of a number of the leading Merino studs. There have been only two or three others in this specialised field to make a name for themselves, including the late Mr. W. Hall, but Herbert Fishwick was outstanding amongst these experts in animal photography.

The late Mr. Fishwick was an enthusiastic skier well into his middle age, but of late years did not enjoy the best of health, and two months ago underwent an operation from which he could not recover. He is survived by his widow and two sons.

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27 May, 1957 (aged ~ 75)
Roseville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

surgical complications

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