Henry William Mobsby (1860-1933) "...a most valuble officer"Kaye Mobsby
To say that Henry Mobsby was the most prolific photographer of Queensland for his time is no idle boast. From the beginning of his employment with the Department of Agriculture until his retirement more than 30 years later, he travelled widely throughout Queensland photographing industry and scenery everywhere he went. These images were used in many government publications and printed as postcards for distribution at international exhibitions. His work was seen by millions but the majority of this huge photographic archive does not bear his name. It was his job, and one which he performed with a passion. After emigrating from England in 1883, Henry William Mobsby didn't just make Queensland his home, he adopted it with a passion, promoting not only the state, but also Australia, to the world.