Photograph taken by American and Australasian Photographic Co., trade name of Beaufoy Merlin. Original is numbered 53875, signed personally by Beaufoy Merlin and is in the Mitchell Library, Sydney.The image was used to illustrate W. A. Bayley's book "From Darkness to Light" 1969 and the following note was placed beneath it: "Bulli Public School in Oct (24 or 25) 1871. Image was also published in the "Illawarra Mercury" 31st October, 1871.Typed annotation glued to front of display card: Bulli Public School. Bulli Public School on either October 24th or 25th, 1871. There are 54 pupils in the picture together with, at left, Mr Percival Pinchin (the first pupil-teacher at Bulli) and, centre Mr C.H. Spier, the headmaster with, at right, Mrs Spier. From a photograph in the Mitchell Library.