Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964

Adkin, G L, 1888-1964

Born in Wellington and raised in the Horowhenua, Adkin became a keen farmer, photographer, geologist, explorer, archaeologist, ethnologist and regional historian. He was particularly keen on the archaeological history of the Wellington-Kapiti-Horowhenua districts, and particularly the Tararua ranges which he loved to tramp. Adkin was also an enthusiastic amateur ethnologist and anthropologist and wrote two major books on the Maori place names of Wellington and the Horowhenua (see `The Great Harbour of Tara', (Christchurch, 1959); and `Horowhenua, its Maori place names and their topographical and historical background', Wellington, 1948). Adkin also wrote various articles for the `Polynesian journal'. Anthony Dreaver wrote a major biography of Adkin's life and interests and influences viz `An Eye for Country' (VUW Press, Wellington, 1997). See also DNZB (Vol 4, 1921-1940, p3-4, A3).

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Men dipping sheep on the Adkin farm in Levin
Date: 2 March 1906 From: Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 10 By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: PAColl-6208-58 Description: Men dipping sheep on the Adkin farm in Levin, Wellington. Photographed by George Leslie Adkin on 2 March 1906. Note on back of file print reads: Dipping she...
Date: [ca 1942] From: James Smith Ltd :Photographs of personnel, activities and shops By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: PAColl-D-0525 Description: View of trams inside the tram barn. Photograph taken by G L Adkin, early 1940s Inscriptions: Mount recto - bottom left - Title Quantity: 1 b&w original pho...
Date: 1931 From: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 :Photographs of New Zealand geology, geography, and the Maori history of Horowhenua By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: PA1-q-002-27-map Description: Map of historic sites and old place names of Horowhenua drawn by George Leslie Adkin in 1931
Date: 1947 From: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 :Maps from collection By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: MapColl-832.43ee/[ca.1947]/Acc.43776 Description: Maps shows Maori place names from an area around Otaki from the Otaki River to Lake Huritini in the North and across to the foothills of the Tararua ranges....
By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: PAColl-4210 Description: Contains two photographs on unidentified groups - one a large group in fancy dress, the other probably a family; one photo of the new university buildings at...
Date: [ca 1930s] By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: PAColl-6651 Description: 15 views of the Waiorau Sheep Station including mustering, yarding and shearing the sheep and hay harvesting. The file prints have detailed captions on the...
House called Fern Hill on The Terrace, Wellington
Date: 13 January 1923 From: Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 10 By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: PAColl-6208-21 Description: The house called Fern Hill on The Terrace, Wellington. Photograph taken by George Leslie Adkin. The house was formerly the residence of George Denton. Note ...
Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 (attributed) : [map of Wellington with Maori place names][facsimile]. [ca 1950]
Date: 1948 - 1950 From: New Zealand Geographic Board: Selection of maps of New Zealand By: New Zealand Geographic Board; Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: MapColl-NZGB-4/22/292/Acc.54978 Description: Two facsimile copies of maps attributed to George Leslie Adkin, mounted on card and coloured. Quantity: 1 map(s). Physical Description: Printed map (handco...
Date: 1904 to 1962 By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964; Keyes, Ian Warwick, 1938-2004 Ref: PA1-o-251 Description: Photographs with detailed captions taken by G L Adkin, showing Wellington and around Wellington Harbour, with special reference to Maori Pa sites, and areas ...
Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 (attributed) : [map of Wellington region with Maori place names][facsimile]. [ca 1950]
Date: 1950 From: New Zealand Geographic Board: Selection of maps of New Zealand By: New Zealand Geographic Board; Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: MapColl-NZGB-4/22/291/Acc.54977 Description: Partial copy of published manuscript map attributed to George Leslie Adkin, with added colouring. Shows Maori place names for areas in Wellington Region. Qu...
Date: ca 1926-1960s From: Nichols, James Keith, 1909-1972 :Collection of negatives and photographic prints, taken by James Keith Nichols By: Nichols, James Keith, 1909-1972; Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964; Neill, Joyce Ellen, 1906-2000 Ref: PAColl-0088 Description: Includes photographs of many areas of New Zealand including, Rotorua, Christchurch, Picton and Sounds, Napier, Taupo, and Wellington. Also the Pacific Island...
Date: March 1947, May 1948, February 1949, December 1950, May 1951, December 1955 - January 1956 From: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 :Photographs of New Zealand geology, geography, and the Maori history of Horowhenua By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: PAColl-3256 Description: Quantity: 565 b&w original photographic print(s) and. 7 b&w copy photographic print(s) (postcards) and. 5 colour copy photographic print(s) (postcards) in on...
Date: 1931 From: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 :Photographs of New Zealand geology, geography, and the Maori history of Horowhenua By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: PA1-q-002-30-map Description: Map of place names and historic sites of Horowhenua, from the lower Ohau River to Waiorongomai ares drawn by George Leslie Adkin in 1931
Date: ca 1912 From: McCalman, E R :Album created by G L Adkin By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: PA1-o-887 Description: Views of the Ohau and Makahika rivers with Leslie Adkin on Horseback. Also of Cheslyn Rise (the Adkin family home in Levin), and a group photograph of the A...
Date: 1945 - 1924 - 1947 By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 Ref: MapColl-Collection-Adkin Description: Published map of the Hutt Valley with ms annotations of Maori place names and sites possibly used as draft for Map VII in G L Adkin 'The great harbour of Tar...
By: Maclean, Chris Whitcombe, 1952-; Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964; Pascoe, John Dobree, 1908-1972 Ref: PAColl-2367 Description: Tramping, camping, huts and hut building, maps and manuscripts relating to the Tararua Range Arrangement: Slides in PA Series 12 at 0206 - 0210 Quantity: 6...
Date: [1955]-1977 From: Barton, Phillip Lionel, 1925-2010: Papers By: Barton, Phillip Lionel, 1925-2010 Ref: 77-089 Description: Comprises reference cards and notes; photocopies from ATL Elsdon Best manuscript collection; photocopies from the `NZ gazette' re Tararuas; file of miscellan...
Francis, H. R. fl 1900-1927: [Tararua Range] [ms map]. 1924
Date: 1924 From: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 :Maps from collection By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964; Francis, H R, active 1900-1927 Ref: MapColl-832.4cbum/1924?/Acc.54505 Description: Map depicts Tararua Range peaks, ridgelines, and rivers. Routes and tracks shown in colour. Some main features named. Quantity: 1 map(s). Physical Descript...
Francis, H. R. : Tararua Range, [ms map], 1924.
From: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 :Maps from collection By: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964; Francis, H R, active 1900-1927 Ref: MapColl-832.4cbum/1924/Acc.54504 Description: Map depicts Tararua Range peaks, ridgelines, and rivers. Routes and tracks shown in colour. Some main features named. Map extends from Ngawakarara peak in th...
Date: August 15-29, 1925 From: Adkin, George Leslie, 1888-1964 :Photographs of New Zealand geology, geography, and the Maori history of Horowhenua Ref: PA1-q-004 Description: Photographs of a winter holiday at Tongariro National Park, 15-29 August, 1925. Includes distant views of Mounts Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe, as well as...