professional photographer(?) and photographic colourist, was born in Macclesfield, South Australia on 1 August 1848, twin eldest of the four children of the Adelaide lawyer Dr Ulrich Hübbe from Kiel, Germany, and Martha, née Gray from Glasgow, widow of a Swiss officer, Colonel Fuessli. In the mid-1860s Mary, as she was known, was working in Townsend Duryea 's Adelaide studio, presumably as a colourist, while John Hood was a camera operator. They married in 1869 and had at least four sons, several of whom also became photographers. Mary Hood died on 27 January 1881 and was buried in Brighton Cemetery (SA).

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