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Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts

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Part of the Friends of the Allport (FOTA) Seasonal talks: Kate Vermey: The Life of Curzon Allport part two: The Aftermath....

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So, what happened after Curzon Allport attempted to divorce his wife in 1883? How did his family react? What about his elderly mother, the esteemed Mary Morton Allport? Did she turn her back on him after he caused such a scandal? And what were the repercussions of said scandal? How did the Victorian society of Hobart react? And what of poor Annie, his wife. What became of her?

These questions and more will be answered in Part two of The Life of Curzon Allport: The Aftermath, when Kate Vermey delves further into how Curzon’s greed, narcissism and manipulation of those around him, caused a rift within the Allport family leaving them a family (and collection) divided. A division which only began to fully heal with the fourth generation of Allport’s: second cousins, Joan and Henry.

Part one: FOTA: Kate Vermey: Greed, Booze, Assault and Debauchery: The life of Curzon Allport, can be accessed via this link (copy and paste into browser):

https://soundcloud.com/libraries-tasmania/fota-kate-vermey-greed-booze-assault-and-debauchery-curzon-allport-1

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL as numbers are limited.

COVID-19:

  • Follow physical distancing requirements.
  • Complete contact tracing information via the Check in Tas App or by filling in the sign in sheet at the Allport desk.
  • Practice good hygiene. We will provide sanitiser for you.
  • Do not visit the library if you’re unwell

Thanks for your help. We look forward to seeing you.

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Image: Photograph- [Mr] Curzon Allport, Tasmanian Exhibition, 1894-95 Season Ticket Holder- Stone Buildings, [Hobart]. Tasmanian Archives NS38/1/55

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