Photograph Album, Dumbleton Collection

Maker
Jocelyn Dumbleton
Production date
1936
Current rights
Creative Commons - CC-BY
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Name/title
Photograph Album, Dumbleton Collection
Description
A tan coloured textured card covered album. Inset on the front cover is a small illustration in black and white of a scene of a tree and yacht. There is a gold border around the illustration. The pages are of dark green card with apertures for two images per page. There are twenty-four pages in total. In white ink on the inside of the cover reads 'Photos by J C Dumbleton on visit home 1936'.

Jocelyn Charles Dumbleton (1877 – 1964) was born in Southsea, Hampshire, educated in England and died in Tauranga, NZ. Jocelyn married Winifred Alexander (1894 – 1961) in Auckland in 1918 and they had one child Phyllis Joyce (1919 - 1986) who spent most of her life in Tauranga. A civil engineer by profession he spent the years from 1902 to 1917 in Siam (Thailand) firstly in the Siam State Survey Department and from 1909 for the Siam State Railways. Dumbleton contracted malaria and returned to England on sick leave, eventually resigned from his position and settled in Wellington in 1919 and set up a private civil engineering practice. He had arrived in New Zealand via Australia in June 1917 on the “Makura”. He designed and built a house Wyke Lodge, named after the family home in Hampshire. By 1929 he was practicing as an architect in Rotorua where he lived at 100 Arawa Street and appears in Wise’s NZ Directory there in 1940 but was listed in the 1930s as a farmer in River Road, Hamilton. This was the time when the daughter Phyllis attended Waikato Diocesan School. In 1931 he appeared on Tauranga electoral roll and built a house at Mount Maunganui. He is listed in Wise’s NZ Directory in Mount Maunganui in 1940. (Written and researched by Shirley Arabin)
Maker
Jocelyn Dumbleton
Production date
1936
Production place
Great Britain, Europe
Measurements
193mm (height), 140mm (width), 28mm (depth)
Accession number
0193/11
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