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The Benton and Allen story / by J.G.Allen [Jack] Turner.
Call No: N6/HOR/2
Author: Turner, J.G.Allen ;
Publisher: East Sussex : Fairlight Press 1992.
Subject: Jorss family ; Allen family ; Kent (England : County) ; Maidenhead (England : County) ; England - family history ; England - Kent ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: v, 162 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Public Note: Donated by J.G.A Turner
Summary: This book gives the story of Chris Jorss and his family who came to Australia in the 1880"s from Germany. It contains a short biography of Jorss, who worked as a photographer in the outback.There is also a biography of his youngest son Johanne (John) Benton, who went to England and helped pioneer wireless and aviation before WWI. The book has sundry records of Benton including passport details, etc.
William Allen, camera maker, became Benton's business partner and this role was later taken on by his widow, Rose, establishing a factory in Maidenhead to make guns and shells.

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