All portraits are albumen paper photographs (approximately 140 × 103 mm) mounted on cabinet cards (165 × 107 mm), with the first 16 uniformly presented as oval vignettes (68 × 48 mm) on plain black gilt-edged cards with the subject's name and period in office printed in gilt in the margin below the photograph; the last one (ninth Earl of Kintore, in office from 11 April 1889 to 10 April 1895) is on a white card of Stump & Co., Gresham Gallery, Adelaide, with only 'Earl Kintore' written in ink on the verso. It seems likely that the uniform series was produced during this period.
Two photographs have minimal loss to one edge; a number are a little scuffed or marked; five have a marginal stain well clear of the portrait proper; a bottom corner of one card is cracked but firm; and one card (Lieutenant-Colonel F.G. Hamley) is broken in two a few millimetres above the portrait proper, and held together with clear tape (our conservator is in lockdown at present, but our best guess is that this item can be greatly improved, leaving only a light residual stain when the tape is removed).
In chronological order, the governors and administrators (A) present are Hindmarsh, Stephen (A), Gawler, Grey, Robe, Young, Finniss (A), MacDonnell, Daly, Hamley (A), Hanson (A), Musgrave, Cairns (A), Jervois, Robinson, Boucaut (A), and Kintore. The only one not represented is Sir James Fergusson (16 February 1869 to 18 April 1873). [17 items].