Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand

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Date
1923-1928
By
Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948
Ref
PA-Group-00376
Description

Panoramic photographs of New Zealand and the Pacific, taken 1923-1928 by R P Moore, who had premises at 80 Manners Street, Wellington.

Images reflect that Moore was an entrepreneur who made contact with local firms (including laundries, motor vehicle service stations, freezing works, gold mining etc); town clerks for images about towns and localities; and individual property owners for farmland and homesteads. He was also commissioned by the New Zealand Tourist and Publicity Department for projects such as photographing Maori themes in the Rotorua area for the officers of the American Fleet which visited in 1925; royal visits including HRH Duke of York's receptions all over New Zealand and his fishing camp at Tongariro. Tourist scenes included the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers; landscape on White Island; deep sea fishing on Mayor Island; and many views of glaciers, mountains, Milford Track etc.

See an article in The Press (Saturday 16 February 1979 - copy in Library backfile), by Derrick Rooney, who spoke to Moore's nephew K H C Plimmer. Plimmer spoke of his uncle's studio in which Moore's sister worked at hand-colouring the tinted prints, with another family member helping to transport the bulky equipment around the countryside.

There are many interesting comments in his marginal notes, eg Pan-1651 where the client wanted accurate detail with multiple colours in the "oil" tinted copies; or Pan-1525, price 9.9.0 [pounds] + note "Print out Kodak paper & in case front fence shows up badly print on 8" mask, otherwise on 10""; or Pan-1436, "Print from left of film & get house on hill in right in. See that Peninsula prints up as well".

Associated material - Biographical notes, conservation information, photocopies of negative boxes, and notes about the cirkut camera, are in the R P Moore folder in the back file

Quantity: 2455 b&w original negative(s) with 2457 images.

Physical Description: Nitrate film panoramic negatives

Provenance: Uncertain. Possibly held, in the 1960s, by the Publicity Studios.

Processing information: Archivists notes - Enhancement of descriptive records was done in 2015, including the cancelling of former NegColl and Box numbers. PAColl-3406 and PAColl-3567 were unlinked from PA-Group-00376, as they are made up of prints that don't have the same provenance.

Additional description

Original negatives may be viewed at the discretion of the Curator.

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Format
2455 b&w original negative(s) with 2457 images, Nitrate negatives, Panoramic photographs, Photographs, Nitrate film panoramic negatives
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Grattanville Homestead
Date: 1925 From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand By: Farrell, John (Mrs), active 1920s Ref: Pan-0033-F Description: View of Grattanville Homestead and grounds, showing some outbuildings on left. Photograph taken in 1925 by Robert Percy Moore. Inscriptions: Photographer's ...
Date: 1928 From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand Ref: Pan-0554-F Description: Panoramic view of Gisborne with the Gisborne Hospital in the left foreground, taken by R P Moore in 1928 Note that Pan-0554-F and Pan-0553-F both have Forme...
Wellington from T & G Buildings. No 333
Date: Between 1923 and 1928 From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand Ref: Pan-0323-F Description: Panoramic view of Wellington from the T & G Buildings on the corner of Grey Street and Lambton Quay, taken by Robert Percy Moore. Inscriptions: Marginal not...
Cottage and orchard, North Canterbury
Date: [Between 1923 and 1928] From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand By: Earl, William Tongman, -1960 Ref: Pan-0214-F Description: Seven people standing outside the front of a cottage that sits beside an orchard. A car stands in the driveway on the left. A windmill appears behind the hou...
"Clifton", 1926
Date: 1925-1926 From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand By: Blakely, Arthur J, active 1920s Ref: Pan-0218-F Description: View of "Clifton" homestead at Waikari, North Canterbury. Photograph taken in 1925 or 1926 by Robert Percy Moore. Inscriptions: Marginal notes on negative -...
Panorama of Wanganui
Date: 9 Apr 1923 From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand Ref: Pan-0299-F Description: Panorama of the township of Wanganui (Whanganui) from St John's Hill. Photograph taken on 9 April 1923 by Robert Percy Moore. Inscriptions: Photographer's t...
Two-storeyed house at Trentham
Date: [Between 1923 and 1926] From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand By: Barton, M J, active 1920s Ref: Pan-0177-F Description: Two-storeyed house set in gardens and surrounded by trees. Three people standing to the left of the house. House named "Trentham", also known as "Barton's Ho...
Large two-storied house surrounded by trees
Date: [Between 1923 and 1926] From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand By: Barton, M J, active 1920s Ref: Pan-0169-F Description: View across grass to large two-storied house surrounded by established trees. Photograph taken in Trentham, Hutt Valley, in the 1920s by Robert Percy Moore. ...
Date: Between 1923 and 1928 From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand Ref: Pan-1038-F Description: Panoramic view of the Government Hostel in Milford Sound. The building is on the left, a large single-storeyed building below steep hillside. There are seven...
Date: Between 1923 and 1928 From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand Ref: Pan-1040-F Description: Panoramic view of Milford Sound taken from up above the Milford Hostel. The back of the hostel is seen in the centre foreground with Mitre Peak centre backgr...