This portrait of J Beckett is possibly of John Beckett who was born in the Campbell Town district on 6 Jun 1864. His father was Richard Beckett and his mother was Mary McMahon. He had two older sisters, born in 1856 and 1862.
There were other John Becketts in Northern Tasmania about this time. One, born about 1857 married Mary Story on 5 May 1879 and was living at Longford. They had several children between 1881 and 1897.
A John Beckett was accused of murdering Robert William Small at Avoca in 1897, but was found not guilty.