Photograph album relating to the Clarke family, friends, trips and tennis

[ca 1927-1951], 1992
Photograph album that belonged to John Clifton Clarke and his wife Frances, containing photographs taken almost exclusively in New Zealand, ca 1927-1951, by unidentified photographer(s). Appears to have been compiled by J C Clarke. Many names, places, and dates are identified in the album. - Events covered in the album largely relate to tennis. Sporting images include: a badminton tournament in Ashburton (1932); the Davis Cup (1946); at the Stanley Street courts, Auckland, the Easter Championship (1948) New Zealand Lawn Tennis Championship (1948 and 1951), and World Professionals games (1948 and 1950); Central Park, Wellington tournaments include the 1949 New Zealand Lawn Tennis Championships (8-15 Jan) and associated events; Carisbrook tennis games of November 1948; British Empire Games, Feb 1950, with athletes from England, Canada, and Nigeria, the Olympic Pool in Newmarket, an athletics events at Eden Park, and ticket stubs for Admore Village and pool access; Eden-Epsom club visit to Hamilton (1949); and Auckland Lawn Tennis Association visit to Kaipara Lawn Tennis Association (1950), and an unidentified team visiting Oamaru. - Individuals photographed are chiefly participants in tennis tournaments. Identified figures include John Clifton Clarke and his wife Frances, Peter Denholm, Miss Pattison, Gordon Leeden, Tom King, Molly Spackman, Maude Jolly, Mr and Mrs Tucker, Alan C Stedman, Dennis C Coombe, Jeff E Robson, Owen M Bold, Neil V Edwards, Ron S McKenzie, Jack A Kramer (World Amateur Tennis Champion), F E (Ted, Schroeder, Frank Peter Gardner, A Mulloy, Tom Brown, W (Billy) Talbert, Mr Pate and Mr Mercer (both tennis officials), Margaret Beverley, Kathleen Hart, Mavis Kerr, Mrs J McVay, J A Barry, Peter Dempsey, Jeff Robson, Joe and Lon Roach, Joyce and Bob Robb, Evelyn G Attwood, Jack Gunn, K Hart, Noel F N Bedford, Betty Boyd, Billy Smythe, Barbara Smith, Pat Pavletich, B Potter, Mrs Jessie J McVay, Misses M Kerr, S Painter, B Souter, Val Johnson, Ms H Redwood, the Tills family, Warren and Elaine Huckstep, Noel Kingstone, Ray Goldfinch, Harry Bowen, Pauline Macken, Heather Redwood, Peter and Elaine Becroft, Mavis Kerr, P Jones, J Dart, F A Sedgman, Mrs S B Newcombe, Miss M T Toomey, Miss M R Bevis, Mr A B Ohlson (Auckland Association President), O M Sidwell, A S Burns, G Brown, Dinny Pails, Francesco (Pancho) Segura, V Johns, Margaret Pyle, Marion Robertson, Cecily Neave, M Pollock, Athol Tills, Doug Skeen, Mavis Kerr, Tommy Lusk, Jack Hamilton, Marion Robertson, Athol Tills, Tom Callander, Mrs Lawrence, Charlie Angas, Stan Painter, R Howe, Ivan Easton, E D B Lusk, B Souter, Judy Burke, D Borrie, Noelle Kerr, Graham Johns, Bobby Riggs, Donald Budge, Richard Gonzalez, John McGibbon, Margaret Beverley, Mr Donovan, Mr Carroll, John Flux, M R Bevis, M T Toomey, J Dart, Win J Griffin, G Brown, Mr M F E Cooney (Mayor of Oamaru), and Umpire Syd McDougall. Non-tennis portraits include family members and friends, many of whom are only identified by their first name. Gordon Leeden, Shirley Barbara Smythe, Mr and Mrs Tucker, Sadie Leach, Johnny Harrison, Fred Jones, Heather Glen, Elizabeth and Keith McKay and their children Allan And Annette, Warren Dibble, Molly Colbert and her baby Roy, and Hunter and Bruce Wilson. Also contains one image of 1933 New Zealand Diving Champion Joy Eggers in action and some badminton players. - Group portraits show an unidentified wedding party (1928), performers from the military ballet 'The Boy' (1931), Otago Tennis Team (1936), Cosy Dell Tennis Club (1939, 1940, 1941), group at a Dunedin party [Keans?] (including unidentified man in uniform who is passed out drunk), United Badminton Club, Dunedin (1935), and the American Davis Cup Team (1946). - Contains photographs of New Zealand road trips undertaken by John and Frances. A 1929 trip with friends [and family?] to Queenstown, and other Otago locations, includes images of Waipori Gorge, The Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu, Bob's Cove, Kawara Dam, and hunting in Waipiata. Images from a 1946 an East Coast holiday show Morere Hot Springs, Pohutu Geyser, Whakarewarewa, Ohinemutu, Rainbow Springs, Wairoa, A Thousand Peaks, Huiarau Range, Gisborne, Ohope Beach, Mount Manganui, Katikati Hot Springs, and Tauranga. Album also contains a 1946 series of images of Waitomo. North Auckland travel in February 1948 includes images of Orewa, Leigh, Pakiri, Whangarei, Matapouri, Whangaruru, Ngaiotonga Saddle, Russell, Urupukapuka Island, Otehei Bay, Rawhiti, Waipiro Bay and Kain's Sheep Farm, ferry between Russell and Opua, Waitangi, Houhora, Pukenui, Ninety Mile Beach, Mangamuka Gorge, Ngawha Hot Springs, Opononi and Hokinga Harbour, Waipoua Forest and Tane Mahuta, Kaipara Heads, and Parakai. Also includes an Easter trip to Taranaki in 1947, a trip to Kawau Island, a picnic at Waerenga in 1951, and Mt Isla in Australia. General images from around Dunedin (Whare Flat, St Clair Beach, Warrington, and Logan Park) and Auckland (Parnell Rose Gardens, Kohimarama Beach, Takapuna Beach, Motuihi Island, Rangitoto Island, Waitakere, Orere Beach) also feature. - Contains images of buildings including: Waipori Power House; Waitaki Boys High (1928), with the Hall of Memories featured; O'Connor's Waipiata Hotel; Rae's Junction Hotel; various houses in Dunedin including 19 [Garfield?] Avenue and 16 Cairnhill Street, Maori Hill; an unidentified cottage in the country; Auckland images feature the ferry buildings, Farmers store, Woolworths, Railway Station, Mr Bond's Remuera home, Mr Brookbanks Health Home (Titirangi), 18 Taiere Terrace (Onehunga), and 47 Sentinel Road (Herne Bay). Waitomo Caves Hotel, Kauwau Island Mansion House. A number of tennis club buildings appear peripherally. - Miscellaneous images show cars ?, horse riding, picnics, dressing up, a tennis cake, Waikouaiti Beach motorcycle race, penguins and Royal Albatross at Moeraki, varsity dance (1942) and other dances, Bayswater Ferry in Auckland, animals at Auckland Zoo, M & C's Tableau window featuring Mars the God of War and White Robed Peace), Victory Japan Day, lawn mowing, roller skating, unidentified flooding, fishing and boating (including a kingfish and a shark), a puppy and a cat, cows, - Album includes one 1992 colour photograph of Maungakiekie golf course. Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s). Physical Description: Photograph album
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