Tyree Studio: Negatives of Nelson and Marlborough districts
- 1878 - 1920
- Tyree Brothers (Firm); Tyree, William, 1855-1924; Tyree, Frederick, 1867-1924; Frank, Rosaline Margaret, 1864-1954
Views of Nelson, Marlborough, Buller and the West Coast taken by the Tyree Studio. Includes coaching, gold mining and scenic views
Rosaline Frank gifted Tyree Studio negatives to the Nelson Historical Society before her death in 1954. These have been held by the Nelson Provincial Museum since 1974 as the Tyree Studio Collection. It comprises approximately 105,000 images of civic occasions, scenic views, and studio portraits taken between 1882 to 1947. Access to digitised surrogates of the negatives can be made through the Nelson Provincial Museum website collections 'Highlights' page.
Arrangement: Negs catalogued at 1/2-003938 to 003941, 011605 to 011667; 1/1-00880 to 00998, 10/8-0001 to 1034; 1/4-021039
The Tyree Studio was established in Nelson around 1878 by William Tyree (1855-1924). He was joined in the 1880s by his younger brother, Fred Tyree (1867-1924). In 1886 Rosaline Frank joined the studio as an assistant, and in 1895 she became manager with power of attorney. Between 1895 and 1897 William Tyree travelled in Australia and England. He returned to the studio, but moved permanently to Sydney in 1910, leaving Rosaline Frank as manager. Fred Tyree established his own business in Takaka in 1889. Between 1892 and 1897 he lived in Christchurch. He then returned to Takaka and revived his business, became manager of the Collingwood, and moved to Rockville in 1905, to take up farming. He was responsible for most of the views of gold mining, industrial and rural development, and social and transport activities in Nelson, Marlborough and the West Coast. (Source: DNZB)
Quantity: 1220 b&w original negative(s) approximately.
Physical Description: Glass plate negatives, and photographic prints
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- 1220 b&w original negative(s) approximately, Photographs, Glass negatives, Glass plate negatives, and photographic prints
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