Postcard, Tauranga

Maker
Mary Humphreys
Production date
1900-1910s
Current rights
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Name/title
Postcard, Tauranga
Description
Postcard showing a view looking east over Tauranga township. The Star Hotel is visible as is the Hammond Timberyard. Printing on the front reads "Tauranga Humphries Series". Printed on reverse "F.G.R series". Handwriting on reverse reads "Mr A. Faulkner, Taneatua. Hello Arthur. How are you both. We are well and Aussie and Elsie arrived home and Aussie is pulling carrots and I help him. Harold. Mum is on the road, do you see her and Aussie".

Mary Humphreys (nee Henderson) was a professional photographer operating in Tauranga at the end of the 1890s into the early 1900s. She was born in 1865 in Croydon, Surrey, England and came to New Zealand in the 1880s, marrying Thomas Humphreys in June 1889. Widowed in 1898, and with three young children, Mary turned her home into a boarding house and began to advertise for photographic work. In 1901 the 'Christchurch Press' published forty of her photographs in a special supplement and a album of her images was given to the Duchess of Cornwall by the women of Tauranga.
Maker
Mary Humphreys
Frederick Radcliffe
Production date
1900-1910s
Measurements
135mm (width), 85mm (height)
Accession number
0112/09

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