Photographs of Porirua, local Laos and Thai communities, and the French family

Date
1963-2010
Ref
PAColl-10143
Description

Photographic prints taken by Elizabeth French and her husband Tere French, 1963-2010. Mainly relate to Porirua City and communities within it, but also contains images of a family holiday to Haast and Jackson's Bay in 1963.

Scenes from Porirua include: flowerbeds and car parks around the city and in Cannons Creek (1994) and City to Sea walkway (2000); Mrs French working in Hills Hats circa 1990s; Mrs French teaching English to local Thai in 1990 and 2001; Wellington and Porirua Laos soccer team portraits as well as games against the Auckland and Hamilton Laos team in 1991; members of the Thai community delivering the last issue the local newspaper 'Te Awa-Iti' in 1993 from the French home; views of the city and Pauatahanui Inlet in 1995 with snow on surrounding hills (panorama taken from Ascot Park); flooding on Driver Crescent in 2002; Bothamley Park (2007); Cannon's Creek houses, Colonial Knob, Windley School, Waitangirua hills, and Belmont Park (1998); Rubbish Collection on Driver Crescent (1991); French family fishing in Paremata in 1999 and in 1974; apple picking in Levin with refugee family (1991).

Images from a 1963 include Jackson's Bay Wharf, the Haast River Bridge under construction and other river images (aerial), Haast Airfield (with plane and cows), Haast Hall, and the town's main street. A 1970 image shows Robin [French?] and other unidentified tourists in front of a Cessna 185C Skiplane (ZK-CVG) on Franz Joseph Glacier. Images from shooting trip to Tai Tapu Rifle Range in 1970 include Raewyn, Robin, Baden, and Tere French.

Rear of prints often have an extensive caption.

Quantity: 61 colour original photographic print(s). 18 b&w original photographic print(s). 1 instant photograph print.

Physical Description: Dye coupler, silver gelatin, and instant camera photoprints

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Part of
French, Elizabeth, fl 1963-2012 : Photographs, chiefly of Porirua
Format
61 colour original photographic print(s), 18 b&w original photographic print(s), 1 instant photograph print, Photographs, Gelatin silver prints, Dye coupler prints, Instant camera photographs, Dye coupler, silver gelatin, and instant camera photoprints
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