Photographs of family events, house construction and home life

1958, 1965-1981, [1980s-2000s]
Brook, Liz, active 1967-1982; Duggan, Nick, active 1970s

Photographs relating to Christine Cole Catley's family and home life, and the construction of her and husband Douglas Catley's house in Whatamango Bay. The images were taken at various times between 1958 and the 2000s by unknown photographers, Liz Brooks and Nick Duggan.

Includes 1958 image of Christine's son Martin dressed as Santa Claus, with her father Allan Bull in the background. Also photographs of Bull at other social events and on outings.

Several images show Douglas Catley's yacht Pelagian, including him steering, Christine and Douglas emerging from a hatch, and the boat moored in Whatamango Bay.

A series of images show the construction of the Catley's house in Whatamango Bay between 1971 and 1975, including: excavation of the site; foundations being laid; a crane positioning a beam; partly erected concrete block walls; workers resting; and Douglas posing in front of the site with a flower in his mouth.

Another group of images shows the wedding of Christine's daughter Nicola to Gavin Scott, including formal group portraits and informal shots taken afterwards and at the reception. Also series of photographs possibly taken for `Thursday' magazine, showing Catley inside and outside her home at 94 Bolton Street (Wellington) and at Clyde Quay Marina. Another series consists of portraits of Douglas Catley at Whatamango Bay and on the Pelagian in storm gear.

Also images of the Catley's at home and socialising with guests, drinking, eating, singing and Douglas playing the violin. Two photographs show Florence Inkpen (mother of Christine's first husband John Reece Cole) with Gavin Scott and his daughter Becky.

Arrangement: Photographs have been arranged according to subject and in rough chronological order

Quantity: 41 colour original photographic print(s). 36 b&w original photographic print(s). 1 instant camera photograph (Polaroid).

Physical Description: Photographic prints

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Catley, Christine McKelvie Cole (Dame), 1922-2011 : Photographs
41 colour original photographic print(s), 36 b&w original photographic print(s), 1 instant camera photograph (Polaroid), Photographs, Gelatin silver prints, Dye coupler prints, Instant camera photographs, Portraits, Group portraits, Landscape photographs, Photographic prints
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