Northwood brothers :Photographs of Northland

Date
[1900s-1930s]
By
Northwood, Arthur James, 1880-1949; Northwood Brothers (Firm); Northwood, Richard Alfred, 1881-1955
Ref
PA-Group-00027
Description
Photographs of the Far North, including images of gum digging, kauri logging, farming, and views of Kaitaia, Rawene, and other towns in the area. Most photographs taken by Arthur Northwood at the Northwood Studio, Kaitaia. Source of Title - Title supplied by Library Accompanying material - Information relating to some of these images in PA back file Arrangement: Albums at PA1-o-394 to PA1-o-396. Negatives at 1/2-024646 to 024664, 029635 to 029641, 029830 to 029857; 1/1-004884 to 004967, 006210 to 006379, 006809 to 006823, 009741, 009776 to 009785. Richard Arthur Northwood (1854?-1926) was born in Sydney and came to New Zealand in the late 1860s to serve as a pharmacist with the Armed Constabulary in the Taranaki Wars. He married Mary Jane Harrison, and their children Arthur James (1880-1949), Richard Alfred (1881-1955) and Charles Hubert (b 1882) were born at Pukearuhe. In the early 1890s the family moved to North Auckland. Richard Arthur Northwood worked as an industrial chemist in fish factories, and the family settled at Pukenui, on the Houhora Harbour. Richard Arthur Northwood, a photographer himself, encouraged the interest in his sons, and arranged correspondence courses for them in photography and accountancy. They also worked at fishing and gum digging, and all four held masters and engineers certificates for small vessels. On 1910 Arthur James Northwood established a studio in Kaitaia, which he operated until his death in 1949. The studio continued to operate after his death, as Highlite Studios. Richard Alfred Northwood worked as an accountant in Kohukohu where, with his brother Hubert Charles Northwood, he operated from 1910 to 1919 the Northwood Brothers studio. For the next 20 years he managed the Maori Affairs store in Te Kao. In 1941 he joined Arthur James Northwood in his Kaitaia studio. Hubert Charles Northwood operated a studio in Gisborne in the early 1920s. In 1925 he established the Bellwood Studios in Queen Street, Auckland. In the 1940s this studio passed to Miss Amy Harper. The bulk of the negatives held by the Alexander Turnbull Library were taken between 1910 and the 1930s by Arthur James Northwood. Quantity: 3 album(s). 869 b&w original negative(s). 77 b&w original photographic print(s). Physical Description: Photograph albums, photographic prints, negatives Processing information: Archivists notes - Originally arranged and described in 1993. Major enhancement of descriptive records, including creation of group level record, undertaken by Photographic Archive staff in 2006.
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3 album(s), 869 b&w original negative(s), 77 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Photograph albums, photographic prints, negatives
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Unindentified coastal scene, Northland
Date: [191-?] From: Northwood brothers :Photographs of Northland Ref: 1/1-010945-G Description: Looking across sea to rocky cliff, Northland. Photograph taken circa 1910-1939 by the Northwood brothers of Kaitaia. Possibly Poor Knights, Hen and Chicks ...
Kauri logs, Northland
Date: [ca 1900s-1930s] From: Northwood brothers :Photographs of Northland Ref: 1/1-004892-G Description: Kauri logs, Northland region, photographed by Northwood brothers circa 1900s-1930s. Source of descriptive information - File print, and negative register. ...
Houhora
Date: ca 1910-1939 From: Northwood brothers :Photographs of Northland Ref: 1/1-026518-G Description: View of Houhora, taken between 1910-1939 by Northwood brothers of Kaitaia.. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Dry plate glass neg...
Whangaroa Harbour
Date: [191-?] From: Northwood brothers :Photographs of Northland Ref: 1/1-010829-G Description: Whangaroa Harbour, Northland. Photograph taken 1910s by Northwood brothers of Kaitaia. Other - File print not sighted by cataloguer Quantity: 1 b&w origin...
Clearing land along the (Awanui?) river near Kaitaia
Date: [192-?] Ref: 1/1-010648-G Description: Clearing land along the (Awanui?) river near Kaitaia, probably during the drainage of the Kaitaia swamp. Scene includes a bullock team, and labourers. Photo...
Men spitting limestone by hand, Kaitaia district
Date: [ca 1910] Ref: 1/1-006223-G Description: (Rod Muir?) and assistant splitting limestone by hand in the Kaitaia district. Photograph taken by Arthur Northwood, circa 1910. Note on back of file print...
Bullock team, Northland
Date: [Between 1910 and 1920] Ref: 1/1-010706-G Description: Bullock team, Northland region, photographed circa 1900s-1930s by Northwood brothers of Kaitaia. The bullocky with his whip is standing alongside. Source o...
Bullock team hauling logs, Northland
Date: [ca 1900s] Ref: 1/1-006349-G Description: Bullock team hauling logs in Northland, circa 1910. Photograph taken by Arthur Northwood. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Dry p...
Men cutting down a kauri tree, Northland Region
Date: [ca 1910s] Ref: 1/1-010813-G Description: Men cutting down a kauri tree, Northland Region, circa 1910s. Photograph taken by the Northwood brothers of Kaitaia. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). ...
Commerce Street, Kaitaia
Date: [191-?] Ref: 1/1-004916-G Description: Commerce Street, Kaitaia, showing North Auckland Farmers Co-operative Ltd building and horse-drawn vehicles. Photograph taken ca 1910s probably by Arthur Jam...