Glass slide of William Terry

Black and white glass slide showing the upper body of a man with a dark moustache and beard, wearing a dark jacket, looking into the camera.
Title:
Glass slide of William Terry
NFSA ID:
1003516
Year:
1870
Category:
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The man in this glass slide is William Terry (1836-1913), leader of the Victorian Spiritualist movement in Australia. When spiritualism became popular in Victoria, Terry and his father gave up their drapery business for full-time mediumistic work.

William became a spiritualist bookseller, medium, trance and magnetic healer, and clairvoyant herbalist in Russell Street, Melbourne. His shop became the headquarters of the movement. In September 1870 he launched the Harbinger of Light, which became the Australasian publication of the faith.