Wilson album

Date
circa 1890-1910
By
Wilson, Alex R, active 1900s; Shaw, Helen M G, active 1976
Ref
PA1-q-269
Description

Photographs of and relating to the Wilson family ex Eketahuna. William M Wilson was born in Glasgow in 1868, coming to New Zealand when 8 years of age. He was apprenticed to John Fitchett, coach builder in Wellington, then with other firms including Rouse & Hurrell. He was employed by Wilfred Woolf in Eketahuna in 1894, and subsequently bought his business, and entered the firm of Kibblewhite and Wilson. See Cyclopedia of New Zealand, Wellington Provincial District, Eketahuna.

Includes dwellings; carriages; group outings and portraits; 1 of the Club Hotel of F D Pelling; 3 of the Ryan family at Tawa Flat; 1 of a house at Island Bay, 1 of a thatched whare at Plimmerton, a Ghuznee St boarding house; 2 relating to the Burnett family; 2 scenes in Manakau; 1 of D A Greenlees store; 2 of Rarotanga; 2 relating to the business of Lyon & Blair, steam printers and lithographers; 1 of a group outside a house in Eastbourne; 3 relating to the Manson family; 1 of a military camp in New Zealand in preparation for the South African War.

Also includes a pocket on the inside back cover containing newspaper clippings, and a photocopy of a letter written by the donor Mrs Helen M G Shaw, which gives some information about the album.

Inscriptions: Album page - Alex R Wilson, Central Terrace, Kelburne, Wellington

Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s).

Physical Description: Album with dark brown cover; 28.5 x 20.5 cm

Additional description

Alternative form available: Copy negatives available at 1/2-C-110621 to 1/2-C-110650; 1/2-C-136014

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Part of
Shaw, G W :Photographs of and relating to the Wilson family ex Eketahuna
Format
1 album(s) Album(s), Photographs, Album with dark brown cover; 28.5 x 20.5 cm
There are 9 items in total.
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There are 9 items in this group.
Plimmerton Beach and houses
Date: [ca 1900] From: Shaw, G W :Photographs of and relating to the Wilson family ex Eketahuna Ref: PA1-q-269-27-1 Description: Plimmerton Beach and houses, circa 1900. Photographer unidentified. Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).
Group around a campfire
Date: [ca 1900] From: Shaw, G W :Photographs of and relating to the Wilson family ex Eketahuna Ref: PA1-q-269-47-2 Description: Unidentified group of men around a camp-fire, circa 1900. Two rabbit carcasses hang from a log. Location unidentified. Source of descriptive information - N...
Coach and horses outside a hotel
Date: ca 1900 From: Shaw, G W :Photographs of and relating to the Wilson family ex Eketahuna Ref: PA1-q-269-04-1 Description: Coach, horses, and men on a road outside a hotel and another building, possibly in Eketahuna. The name above the door of the hotel is S M George and the name...
People standing outside a whare in Plimmerton
Date: ca 1890-1910 From: Shaw, G W :Photographs of and relating to the Wilson family ex Eketahuna Ref: PA1-q-269-09-1 Description: Four men and a woman standing outside a whare in Plimmerton. Photograph taken by an unidentified photographer between 1890-1910. Library client identified...
Carrier S J Harding's horse-drawn coach in Eketahuna
Date: [ca 1910] From: Shaw, G W :Photographs of and relating to the Wilson family ex Eketahuna Ref: PA1-q-269-03-1 Description: Carrier S J Harding's horse-drawn coach, with passengers, in Eketahuna, circa 1910. `Stanley' is painted on the side of the coach. Taken by an unidentified ...
View of Plimmerton looking toward the beachfront
Date: ca 1900 From: Shaw, G W :Photographs of and relating to the Wilson family ex Eketahuna Ref: PA1-q-269-43-1 Description: View of Plimmerton looking towards the beachfront. There are two unidentified men standing in the middle of some grasses looking towards the camera. Priva...
Tukorehe meeting house at Kuku
Date: [ca 1910] From: Shaw, G W :Photographs of and relating to the Wilson family ex Eketahuna Ref: PA1-q-269-14-2 Description: Tukorehe meeting house, and Maori group, at Kuku, circa 1910. Photographer unidentified. Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).
Mail coach of S J Harding, carrier of Masterton, Wairarapa, Wellington
Date: [190-?] From: Shaw, G W :Photographs of and relating to the Wilson family ex Eketahuna Ref: PA1-q-269-03-2 Description: Mail coach of S J Harding, carrier of Masterton, Wairarapa, Wellington. Photograph taken, circa 1900s, probably in the Masterton area. Photographer unidentif...
Coach and Club Hotel, Eketahuna
Date: ca 1890s From: Shaw, G W :Photographs of and relating to the Wilson family ex Eketahuna Ref: PA1-q-269-06-1 Description: Unidentified group on S J Harding's horse drawn coach alongside the Club Hotel (proprietor: F D Pelling) in Eketahuna, circa 1890s. Photographer unidentified...