Sunday, January 8, 2012

Unknown Photographer

Samuel Taylor
of
Port Molyneux

above: unknown photographer.
reverse inscription:
Standing: Aunt Rachel, Aunt Polly, Mr Matthew Taylor, Mrs Matthew Taylor.
Sitting: Mr Taylor (Senior), Lucy Taylor, Mrs Taylor Senior nee Sarah Housley, John Taylor Junior, Mr John Taylor Senior, Willie Taylor, Mr Ben Taylor.

We have this week to record the death of another old and respected settler of the Clutha district. We refer to Mr Samuel Taylor of Riverside, Port Molyneux, who died on Friday forenoon, aged 69 years. The deceased was born at Derbyshire, England, and came to the colony twenty years ago. Shortly after his arrival he leased a farm on the river bank from Mr Telford for eight years. He afterwards purchased the farm and continued to reside on it up till his death. He never took any active part in public business, he devoting his whole attention to his farm and proving a kind and obliging neighbour. He married in the Home country and his wife died only about a year ago.

Their family consisted of five sons, two of whom died young three survive and are farmers in the district. The deceased had been ailing for a few months, and indeed seemed gradually to fail ever since bis wife's death. He was confined to bed for about a month and died on Friday, the cause being bronchitis and heart disease.
Clutha Leader, Volume XXIV, Issue 1233, 18 February 1898, Page 4


Samuel Taylor born circa 1829 South Wigfield, Derbyshire, England, arrived New Zealand circa 1878, died at River bank, Port Molyneux 11 February 1898 aged 69 years, married 1851 Sarah Housley reg. Dec 1851 Belper vol. 19 page 509. She died at Port Molyneux 7 September 1896 after a long and painful illness aged 69 years and had issue:

1. John Taylor born circa 1854 Ripley, Derbyshire, England, married “Polly”

1a. Willie Taylor

1b. Lucy Taylor

2. Matthew Taylor born circa 1854 Ripley, Derbyshire, England, bapt 7 October 1855 married Emma Taylor died 1921 and had issue:

2a. John Housley Taylor born circa 1889 reg. 1889/3328, died circa 1971aged 82 years reg. 1971/42945 married Dorothy Plew circa 1910 reg. 1910/5518 and had issue:

i. Mabel Taylor born circa 1910 reg.1910/25172

ii. Leslie John Taylor born circa 1912 reg.1912/3765

3. son died young

4. Samuel Taylor born 8 July 1859 bapt. Ebenezer United Methodist Free Church, Ripley.

5. Benjamin Taylor born circa 1864 Ripley, Derbyshire, England, married circa 1896 Rachel Williams. She died circa 1927 aged 60 years reg. 1927/8950 and had issue:

5a. Albert Victor Taylor born 20 June 1897 reg.1897/7320 died circa 1973 reg. 1973/43549

5b. Rachel Taylor born circa 1899 reg.1899/15019

5c. Sarah Emmeline Taylor born circa 1901 reg.1901/17234

5d. Herbert Benjamin Taylor born 8 July 1904 reg.1904/11641 died circa 1991 reg. 1991/42939

5e. Martha Alice Taylor born circa 1906 reg.1906/17243

5f. Percy Llewellyn Taylor born 2 August 1906 reg.1906/17244 died circa 1996 reg. 1996/37324

Unknown Photographer


Samuel Taylor

above: unknown photographer.
reverse inscription:
Standing: Aunt Rachel, Aunt Polly, Mr Matthew Taylor, Mrs Matthew Taylor.
Sitting: Mr Taylor (Senior), Lucy Taylor, Mrs Taylor Senior nee Sarah Housley, John Taylor Junior, Mr John Taylor Senior, Willie Taylor, Mr Ben Taylor.

We have this week to record the death of another old and respected settler of the Clutha district. We refer to Mr Samuel Taylor of Riverside, Port Molyneux, who died on Friday forenoon, aged 69 years. The deceased was born at Derbyshire, England, and came to the colony twenty years ago. Shortly after his arrival he leased a farm on the river bank from Mr Telford for eight years. He afterwards purchased the farm and continued to reside on it up till his death. He never took any active part in public business, he devoting his whole attention to his farm and proving a kind and obliging neighbour. He married in the Home country and his wife died only about a year ago.

Their family consisted of five sons, two of whom died young three survive and are farmers in the district. The deceased had been ailing for a few months, and indeed seemed gradually to fail ever since bis wife's death. He was confined to bed for about a month and died on Friday, the cause being bronchitis and heart disease.
Clutha Leader, Volume XXIV, Issue 1233, 18 February 1898, Page 4

Marriages Dec 1851 Housley Sarah Belper 19 509 to Taylor Samuel Belper 19 509
Sarah Taylor died at Port Molyneux 7 September 1896 after a long and painful illness aged 69 years.
Samuel Taylor died at River bank, Port Molyneux 11 February 1898 aged 69 years


Samuel Taylor
born circa 1829 South Wigfield, Derbyshire, England, arrived New Zealand circa 1878, died at River bank, Port Molyneux 11 February 1898 aged 69 years, married 1851 Sarah Housley reg. Dec 1851 Belper vol. 19 page 509. She died at Port Molyneux 7 September 1896 after a long and painful illness aged 69 years and had issue:

1. John Taylor born circa 1854 Ripley, Derbyshire, England, married “Polly”

1a. Willie Taylor

1b. Lucy Taylor

2. Matthew Taylor born circa 1854 Ripley, Derbyshire, England, bapt 7 October 1855 married Emma Taylor died 1921 and had issue:

2a. John Housley Taylor born circa 1889 reg. 1889/3328, died circa 1971aged 82 years reg. 1971/42945 married Dorothy Plew circa 1910 reg. 1910/5518 and had issue:

i. Mabel Taylor born circa 1910 reg.1910/25172

ii. Leslie John Taylor born circa 1912 reg.1912/3765

3. son died young

4. Samuel Taylor born 8 July 1859 bapt. Ebenezer United Methodist Free Church, Ripley.

5. Benjamin Taylor born circa 1864 Ripley, Derbyshire, England, married circa 1896 Rachel Williams. She died circa 1927 aged 60 years reg. 1927/8950 and had issue:

5a. Albert Victor Taylor born 20 June 1897 reg.1897/7320 died circa 1973 reg. 1973/43549

5b. Rachel Taylor born circa 1899 reg.1899/15019

5c. Sarah Emmeline Taylor born circa 1901 reg.1901/17234

5d. Herbert Benjamin Taylor born 8 July 1904 reg.1904/11641 died circa 1991 reg. 1991/42939

5e. Martha Alice Taylor born circa 1906 reg.1906/17243

5f. Percy Llewellyn Taylor born 2 August 1906 reg.1906/17244 died circa 1996 reg. 1996/37324

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Austin, Frederick Alfred Benjamin


Frederick Alfred Benjamin Austin
Frederick Street
Dunedin




Electoral Rolls
Frederick Alfred Benjamin Austin, 73 Dundas street, Dunedin, photographer.
1905-1906 - Dunedin North, Otago

Frederick Alfred Benjamin Austin, 919 Cumberland Street, Dunedin, photographer
1911 - Dunedin North, Otago

Frederick Alfred Benjamin Austin, 28 St James Street, North-East Valley, Dunedin, photographer
1914 - Dunedin North, Otago

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Parker, D

D. Parker
Imperial Portrait Rooms
Main Street
Gore



Mataura Ensign, Volume 15, Issue 1155, 2 February 1892, Page 8


Charles Garcy Giddings


Charles Garcy Giddings

Tuesday, July 5, 2011



The Falconer Family Album

Oamaru, New Zealand



sitter not identified
A cabinet card by Burton Bros, Dunedin

photograph 01
- page 1-


sitter not identified
A cabinet card by C. Martin, Oamaru
photograph 02
- page 2-


H. K. Falconer
Towey Street
Oamaru
A cabinet card by Clifford & Co.
photograph 03
- page 3-


reverse of Clifford & Co. cabinet card
photograph 04 missing
- page 4-


sitter not identified
A cabinet card by J. Norval of Alloa and Dunfermline, Scotland
photograph 05
- page 5-


sitters not identified
A cabinet card by James Norval of Alloa and Dunfermline, Scotland
photograph 06
- page 6-


sitter not identified
A cabinet card by Mahan, Oamaru
photograph 07
- page 7-


sitters not identified
A cabinet card by C. Martin, Oamaru
photograph 08
- page 8-



09. unknown photographer "Grandfather Falconer"
10.
London Portrait Rooms, Dunedin "Grandfather Falconer"
11. Howie Junr, Edinburgh
12.
unknown photographer
-page 9-


13. James Iles, Oamaru
14. photographer not identified, probably James Iles, Oamaru
15. J. G. Tunny, Edinburgh
16. J. Gilchrist, Edinburgh
- page 10-



17. A. Pithie, Alloa
18. J. G. Cumming, Alloa "Thomas Falconer born 5 February 1825"
19. George Shaw, Edinburgh
20.
George Shaw, Edinburgh
- page 11-


21. Alexander Brothers, Glasgow
22. W. K. Munro, Edinburgh
23. M. Cummings, Alloa
24. Mrs J. Cumming, Alloa
- page 12-


25. I. W. Findlow's, Leamington
26.
I. W. Findlow's, Leamington
27. Martin & Lawson, Oamaru
28. C. W. Smartt, Leamington and Stratford on Avon
- page 13-


29. unknown photographer. George Falconer, born 4 April 1827.
30. William Towert, Edinburgh
31. P. F. Patrick, Forfar & Dundee
32. J. Watson, Brisbane
- page 14-


33. Stewart & Co., Melbourne
34. James Sharp, Melbourne
35. Stewart & Co., Melbourne "Anne"
36. Stewart & Co., Melbourne "Marion"
- page 15-


37. Martin & Lawson, Oamaru
38. Martin & Lawson, Oamaru
39. unknown photographer
40. Clifford & Co., Dunedin & Oamaru
- page 16-


41. Robert Mahan, Oamaru
42.
Robert Mahan, Oamaru, "Alexander"
43. Robert Mahan, Oamaru
44. Robert Mahan, Oamaru, "Redpath"
- page 17-


45. Clifford & Morris, Dunedin
46. Charles Martin, Oamaru
47.
Charles Martin, Oamaru
48. Charles Martin, Oamaru
- page 18-


49. London Portrait Rooms, Dunedin
50. Albert Sargeant, Oamaru
51. Charles Martin, Oamaru
52.
Charles Martin, Oamaru
- page 19-


53. London Portrait Rooms, Dunedin
54. London Portrait Rooms, Dunedin
55. Ferrier & Rock, Oamaru
56. Ferrier & Rock, Oamaru
- page 20-


57. Ferrier & Rock, Oamaru
58. Ferrier & Rock, Oamaru
59. Ferrier & Rock, Oamaru
60. Ferrier & Rock, Oamaru
- page 21-


61. Henderson, Edinburgh. James Falconer born at Edinburgh 26 August 1839. Taken February 1863
62. unknown photographer
63.
unknown photographer
64. Clifford & Co., Dunedin and Oamaru
- page 22-



65. C. Wright, Edinburgh
66. Haden, Birmingham
67. E. Watson, Peebles
68. W. Truefitt
- page 23-



69. Clifford & Morris, Dunedin
70. Albert Lawson, Palmerston, Otago
71. Clifford, Morris & Co., Dunedin
72. Charles Martin, Oamaru
- page 24-


pages 25 to 28 are empty and the cabinet cards missing.


Death of Mr Wm. Falconer.
A sad accident, which resulted in the death of Mr Wm. Falconer, of Endsleigh, took place yesterday morning. Mr Falconer was driving a loaded dray into town, and when in Severn street, the shaft of the dray, which was swaying about, struck him and knocked him against the bank at the roadside. He struggled to regain his feet, but before he could do so the wheel of the dray passed over his body, inflicting such injuries that he died shortly afterwards. Mr J. Greenfield witnessed the accident, and immediately went for Dr Garland, but Mr Falconer was near his end when the doctor arrived. An inquest was held at the Junction Hotel in the afternoon, and particulars of the sad fatality will be found in the report of the proceedings.

Deceased was one of the oldest settlers in the district. Mr Falconer left Glasgow in the Storm Cloud in 1859, and arrived in Dunedin in the early months of 1860. On the l6th of June, 1860, he arrived in Oamaru, and after remaining some weeks in the place went back to Dunedin to procure plant to start in business as a blacksmith.

Mr Falconer in his well written letters to this paper, has described the early days of the settlement of Oamaru, and in following up this description a good insight can be obtained into the character of the work the early settlers had to undertake, and also of the work Mr Falconer himself had to do.

Mr Falconer remained in Oamaru for several years, engaged in the business of a blacksmith. In 1866 he removed to Otepopo, and there he remained for about 9 years, when having accumulated some money at his trade he left Otepopo to take up his farm of Endsleigh.

Mr Falconer was one of the most intelligent settlers in the district. His reading was extensive and varied, and he had a retentive memory, so that events that occurred in the "early days" were always fresh in his memory, and he could give day and date for many of the more prominent occurrences. Mr Roberts' History of Oamaru is enriched with Mr Falconer's account of the early days of the settlement.

Mr Falconer took a keen interest in public affairs, although he never aspired to a higher position than that of a member of a local body. He had been a member of the Oamaru Town Board, captain of the Otepopo Volunteers, a member of the Waiareka Road Board, and chairman of the Waiareka Licensing Committee.

Mr Falconer leaves a widow and 11 children to mourn their loss. One son is at Napier, another at Blenheim, and the other members of the family reside on the farm. There are few but regret the sudden termination to a useful career, and the expressions of sympathy for the bereaved family are wide-spread. Mr Falconer's life has been insured in the Australian Mutual Office for L1,000 for the past 18 years, and the added bonuses bring the amount up to L1,500.
North Otago Times, Volume XXXV, Issue 7135, 12 May 1891, Page 3


William Falconer, born circa 1836 - died 11 May 1891 aged 55 years


Monday, July 4, 2011

Martin & Lawson


Martin & Lawson
Thames Street
Oamaru

Charles Martin and Albert Lawson


Charles Martin operated in partnership with Albert Lawson from October 1875 at premises situated at the corner of Thames and Weir Streets, Oamaru. They announced in the North Otago Times their intention to open, "on or about the 2nd of October, a Suite of Rooms for the purpose of taking first-class Photographs."
(North Otago Times, Volume XXIII, Issue 1116, 7 September 1875, Page 1)

This partnership was dissolved on 25 March 1876 and Charles Martin then took over the liabilities and debts of the partnership and continued in Oamaru under his own name. In 1899 Yerex and Truelove took over the business.

Friday, July 1, 2011

ILES, James




Wansbeck Street and later Tees Street, Oamaru.



North Otago Times, Volume VI, Issue 113, 19 April 1866, Page 1


We observe that Mr Iles, Photographer, has produced photographs in connection with the ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the Masonic Hall, on Saturday last. The best is that taken on the return of the procession to the Lodge, immediately prior to breaking off. The likenesses of a large number of the brethren are there very clearly and distinctly taken. Mr Iles took two other photographs; one during the ceremony of laying the stone; and one when there were only a few on the spot; but these, from some cause or other, are not so satisfactory. Mr Pogonowski, we understand, took a photograph or two, but we do not know if he succeeded in bringing out a good picture of the seen.
North Otago Times, Volume VII, Issue 163, 14 December 1866, Page 2

North Otago Times, Volume VII, Issue 169, 4 January 1867, Page 1


Mr Iles, photographer, of this place, has shown us a number of views, recently taken by him in the Waitaki district. They appear one and all to be faithful copies, and demonstrate at once that our townsman is well up to his work in the art. Tho views taken at Otematata are first-rate and well chosen, and those taken at Rugged Ridges, Waitangi, Benmore, Lake Ohou (sic), Marewhenua, &c, likewise make beautiful pictures. Those who have visited the Waitaki should not fail to obtain copies of these photographs as "souvenirs" of the district.
North Otago Times, Volume VIII, Issue 191, 22 March 1867, Page 2


Souvenirs of Oamaru. — We have had great pleasure in inspecting, at the studio of Mr Iles, photographer, a series of views of the town and bay. All have come out sharply and clear, and are, artistically, worthy of commendation.

One is a view of Oamaru from the N.W. This shows the Cape, the Masonic Hall, St. Paul's and St. Luke's Churches and the Bay, with the Albion lying at anchor.

No. 2, taken from the Cape, shews the whole town in landscape.

No. 3 is taken from the English Church, showing the Drill-shed, Cricket Ground, and Ropewalk.

No. 4, taken from Upper Tees-street, shews the business part of the town.

No. 5, a view of the Thames-street Bridge, the Bank of Otago, and the Council Chambers.

And No. 6, is a view taken from the Esplanade, showing the cottages at the west of the town, with Mr Hassell's windmill in the distance. Making altogether a series of truthful and picturesque views.
North Otago Times, Volume XVIII, Issue 708, 1 March 1872, Page 2


Otekaike House.— We have had the pleasure of inspecting a series of really beautiful views of the new mansion of the Hon. R. Campbell, at Otekaike, taken last week by Mr R. Iles, photographer. They are sharp, clear pictures, and as works of art do Mr Iles great credit. Two of them, taken on the same day, give the house and surroundings as they appear in summer and in winter respectively, a heavy fall of snow during the night having given the opportunity of taking a winter scene; and the snow having disappeared during the morning under the hot rays of the sun, the afternoon permitting the taking of a summer picture. This is a circumstance which seldom happens to the photographic artist, and deserves mention for its rarity.
North Otago Times, Volume XXVI, Issue 1725, 30 October 1877, Page 2























above: a Carte de Visite taken at James Iles' Tees Street studio.



















above: no photograph's name is shown on this carte de visite however the studio backdrop and chair are the same as the Iles' photograph above, both carte de visites were next to each other in the Falconer family album. They are possibly husband and wife.



North Otago Times, Volume XXVII, Issue 1962, 13 August 1878, Page 2