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Olaf Petersen Photographs

documentary heritage
  • Other Id

    29775 (Presto content ID)

    PH-1988-9 (Reference Number)

    TR650 P484 (Library of Congress Call Number)

    99072 (DBTextworks system ID)

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Catalogue

  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Olaf Petersen Photographs
  • Primary Maker

     Olaf Petersen (Photographer)

  • Date
    1920s-1970s
  • Physical Description

    35mm

    120 roll

  • Collection
  • Level of Current Record
    Parent
  • Member Object

    2 items in this collection. View all items.

  • Media
  • Technique
  • Subject Category
  • Provenance Details
    Olaf Petersen
  • Content
    15 London boxes of prints (approx. 3300).
    13 XO boxes of large format prints PH-1988-9-EX1-1 to PH-1988-9-EX6-33 (420 prints housed in units XO Box 5 - XO Box 18)
    84 boxes of 35mm and 120 film negatives. Contains approx. 50,400 frames
    8 x photograph albums
    1 box of colour prints.
    1 plan drawer of colour slides + associated slide boxes.
    HEADINGS
    Accidents – Fires Box 1, ENV 1
    Accidents – Floods Box 1, ENV 2
    Accidents – Rail, rail crossings Box 1, ENV 3
    Accidents – Road Box 1, ENV 4
    Aerial Photos – Identified Box 1, ENV 6
    Aerial Photos – Unidentified Box 1, ENV 7
    Aerial – Planes, Helicopters Box 1, ENV 8
    Aerial Topdressing and Spraying * Box 1, ENV 5
    Agriculture – Aerial Spraying and Dusting * Box 11, Fol 399 & 400
    Agriculture – Apple Industry Box 11, Fol 401
    Agriculture – Clearing of Land Box 11, Fol 402
    Agriculture – Fruit – strawberries Box 11, Fol 403
    Agriculture – Haymaking Box 11, Fol 404
    Agriculture – High Country Farming Box 11, Fol 405
    Agriculture – Irrigation Box 11, Fol 406
    Agriculture – Machinery Box 11, Fol 407
    Agriculture – Market Gardens Box 11, Fol 408
    Agriculture – Orchards (sa Fruit) Box 11, Fol 409 & 410
    Agriculture – Poultry Breeding Box 11, Fol 411
    Agriculture – Poultry Breeding, Woottens Box 11, Fol 412, 413 & 414
    Agriculture – Poultry men’s Co-op, Massey Box 11, Fol 415
    Agriculture – Vegetables Box 11, Fol 416
    Agriculture – Vineyards Box 11, Fol 417
    Agriculture – Farm Animals – Cattle Box 11, Fol 418, 419 & 420
    Agriculture – Farm Animals – Goats Box 11, Fol 421
    Agriculture – Farm Animals – Pigs Box 11, Fol 422
    Agriculture – Farm Animals – Sheep Box 11, Fol 423 & 424
    Agriculture – Farm Animals – Sheep (& Lambs) Box 11, Fol 425 & 426
    Agriculture – Farms – West Auckland Box 11, Fol 427
    Agriculture – Farms – West Auckland Dairy Farming Box 11, Fol 428
    Geographical
    Auckland – Aerial and Panoramic Views Box 4, Fol 142
    Auckland – Buildings Box 4, Fol 144
    Auckland – Buildings – Civic Theatre/Town Hall Box 4, Fol 145
    Auckland – Buildings – Commercial , Banks, Insurance Box 4, Fol 146
    Auckland – Buildings – Interiors Box 4, Fol 147
    Auckland – Buildings – Parking Box 4, Fol 148
    Auckland – Buildings – Residential Box 4, Fol 149
    Auckland – Domain (incl. Museum and Cenotaph) Box 4, Fol 150
    Auckland – Eastern Suburbs (Mission Bay; St Johns; St Thomas’ Church) Box 4, Fol 151
    Auckland – Gardens (Private) Box 4, Fol 152
    Auckland – Houses Box 4, Fol 153
    Auckland – Industrial Box 4, Fol 154
    Auckland – Markets Box 4, Fol 140
    Auckland – Motorways Box 4, Fol 155
    Auckland – Newmarket; Ellerslie, Mt Eden Box 4, Fol 156
    Auckland – Panmure Box 4, Fol 176
    Auckland – Parks - Cornwall Park / Alexandra Park Box 4, Fol 157
    Auckland – Parks - Inner City Parks Box 4, Fol 158
    Auckland – Parks - Mt Hobson / Mt St John etc Box 4, Fol 159
    Auckland – Parks - Parnell Rose Gardens Box 4, Fol 160
    Auckland – Point Chevalier / Ponsonby Box 5, Fol 202
    Auckland – Railway and Station Box 4, Fol 161
    Auckland – Shops and Shopping Centres Box 4, Fol 162
    Auckland – Statues, etc. – (other than in Domain) Box 4, Fol 163
    Auckland – Stone walls, Howick Box 4, Fol 164
    Auckland – Streets (emphasis on people) Box 4, Fol 141
    Auckland – Streets (Panoramas) Box 4, Fol 165
    Auckland – Streets – Greys Avenue Box 4, Fol 166
    Auckland – Streets – Queen Street Box 4, Fol 167
    Auckland – Te Atatu / Whau Creek / Avondale Box 5, Fol 213
    Auckland Harbour Box 4, Fol 168
    Auckland Harbour Bridge – Construction Box 4, Fol 169
    Auckland Harbour Bridge – Opening Box 4, Fol 170
    Auckland Harbour Bridge – Traffic Box 1, ENV 48
    Auckland Harbour Bridge – Views Box 4, Fol 171
    Auckland Zoological Gardens Box 4, Fol 172
    Beaches (Auckland’s west coast)
    Anawhata Box 6, Fol 256
    Bethells Beach/Te Henga Box 6, Fol 257 & 258
    Bethells Beach - Lake Wainamu/O’Neills Bay Box 6, Fol 259 & 260
    Bethells Beach - People at Beach Box 6, Fol 261, 262, & 263
    Bethells Beach – Sand Box 6, Fol 264 & 265
    Bethells Beach - Sea, surf Box 6, Fol 266 & 267
    Karekare Box 6, Fol 268
    Muriwai Box 6, Fol 269
    Muriwai - Birds (except gannet colony)/ mammals, etc. Box 6, Fol 270
    Muriwai - Camera Club Outings Box 6, Fol 271
    Muriwai – Fossils Box 6, Fol 272
    Muriwai - Gannet Colony Box 6, Fol 273 & 274
    Muriwai - People at Beach Box 6, Fol 275 & 276
    Muriwai - Sea, surf, sand Box 6, Fol 277
    Muriwai - Surf Club Box 6, Fol 278
    Piha Box 6, Fol 279 & 280
    West Coast Beaches Box 6, Fol 254
    West Coast Beaches (not identified) Box 6, Fol 255
    Whatipu Box 6, Fol 281
    Auckland region
    Birkenhead Box 5, Fol 228
    Cornwallis Box 4, Fol 178
    Ellerslie/Ellerslie Race Course Box 4, Fol 173
    Glenbrook / Waiuku Box 4, Fol 174
    Glen Eden Box 4, Fol 181
    Hauraki Gulf (inc Rangitoto) Box 5, Fol 231
    (Gulf Islands follow)
    Cuvier Island – Field Trips – Personnel and Activities Box 5, Fol 232
    Cuvier Island - Flora and fauna Box 5, Fol 233
    Cuvier Island - Scenic and Landforms Box 5, Fol 234
    Great Barrier Island - General Views, Haratonga, Kaitoke Box 5, Fol 235
    Great Barrier Island - Mt Hobson Box 5, Fol 236
    Great Barrier Island - Okiwi, Mabey’s Farm Box 5, Fol 237
    Great Barrier Island - Port Fitzroy Box 5, Fol 238
    Great Barrier Island - People Box 5, Fol 239
    Great Barrier Island - Whangapoua/Whangapara Box 5, Fol 240
    Kawau Island Box 5, Fol 241
    Little Barrier Box 6, Fol 242
    Little Barrier - AU Field trips – Camping and Activities Box 6, Fol 243
    Little Barrier - AU Field trips – Loading and travel Box 6, Fol 244
    Little Barrier - Flora and Fauna (incl. Birds) Box 6, Fol 245
    Little Barrier – 1963 Box 6, Fol 246
    Mokohinau Box 6, Fol 247
    Motutapu Box 6, Fol 248
    Motutapu - Field Club Camp (1972?) Box 6, Fol 249
    Noises - Field Trip Activities/ Flora and Fauna Box 6, Fol 250
    Noises - Views, Coast and Shag Colony Box 6, Fol 251
    Waiheke Island Box 6, Fol 252
    Waiheke Island - Newton’s Farm, Ostend Box 6, Fol 253
    Helensville Box 4, Fol 182
    Henderson – Buildings Box 4, Fol 183
    Henderson – Cemeteries Box 4, Fol 184
    Henderson – Churches Box 4, Fol 185
    Henderson – Commercial Box 4, Fol 186
    Henderson – Commercial – Fish processing Box 4, Fol 187
    Henderson – Commercial – Tenderbird Poultry Box 4, Fol 188
    Henderson – Don Buck Memorial Box 4, Fol 189
    Henderson – Fire Brigade Box 4, Fol 190
    Henderson – Industrial Box 4, Fol 191
    Henderson – Residential Box 4, Fol 192
    Henderson – Retail Box 4, Fol 193
    Henderson – Roads Box 4, Fol 194
    Henderson – Schools Box 4, Fol 195
    Henderson – Telephone cable-laying and exchange Box 4, Fol 196
    Herald Island Box 5, Fol 197
    Hobsonville Box 5, Fol 198
    Huapai Box 5, Fol 199
    Huia Box 5, Fol 200
    Kaukapakapa Box 5, Fol 201
    Kingseat Box 4, Fol 175
    Mangere and Otahuhu Box 4, Fol 177
    Ranui Box 5, Fol 203
    Swanson Box 5, Fol 204
    Swanson - Brady house removal, Tram Valley Rd Box 5, Fol 205
    Swanson - Churches / Schools Box 5, Fol 206
    Swanson – Commercial Box 5, Fol 207
    Swanson - Petersen Family / Property Box 5, Fol 208
    Swanson railway line construction Box 5, Fol 209 & 210
    Swanson Railway Line Construction, 1982-1983 (?) Box 5, Fol 211
    Swanson - Tram Valley Rd Box 5, Fol 212
    Titirangi Box 5, Fol 214
    Waikumete Box 4, Fol 179
    Waiwera Box 5, Fol 229
    Waitakere Dams Box 5, Fol 215
    Waitakeres – Cascades Park and Golf Course Box 5, Fol 216
    Waitakeres – Henderson & Pollard Pine Plantation Box 5, Fol 217
    Waitakeres – Industrial and Commercial Box 5, Fol 218
    Waitakeres – Parks and Bush Box 5, Fol 219 & 220
    Waitakeres – Railway Box 5, Fol 221
    Waitakeres – Scenic Drive and Panoramas Box 5, Fol 222 & 223
    Western Suburbs housing developments Box 5, Fol 224
    Western Suburbs sewerage schemes Box 5, Fol 225
    Whangaparaoa Peninsula Box 5, Fol 230
    Whenuapai Box 5, Fol 226
    Woodhill Box 5, Fol 227
    Gegraphical (regions etc)
    Bay of Plenty (Katikati; Tauranga) Box 8, Fol 326
    Bay of Plenty – Islands – Mayor Is. Te Puke High School Trip – People Box 8, Fol 327
    Bay of Plenty – Islands – Mayor Is. Te Puke High School Trip – Scenic Box 8, Fol 328
    Cambridge Box 8, Fol 329
    Cape Kidnappers (see also Birds – Gannets (C Kidnappers) Box 9, Fol 355
    Cook Strait/ Ferry Crossing Box 9, Fol 362
    Coromandel (Misc) Box 8, Fol 330
    Coromandel – Gold Mines and Mining Box 8, Fol 331
    Coromandel – Jackson Bay; (and) Whitianga; (and) Whangamata Box 8, Fol 332
    Coromandel – Kauri Box 8, Fol 333
    East Coast/ East Cape (incl. Opotiki) Box 9, Fol 356, 357 & 358
    Hamilton Box 8, Fol 334
    Hen Island – Personnel Box 8, Fol 313
    Hen Island – Scenic Box 8, Fol 314
    Hen Island – Sea-life, birds Box 8, Fol 315 & 316
    Hydro-electric Power Plants – Waikato River Box 8, Fol 335
    Kaimai Range – Wairoa Valley Box 8, Fol 336
    Kaingaroa (Kawerau and Tokoroa) Box 8, Fol 344
    Kawau Island Box 5, Fol 241
    Kawhia Box 8, Fol 337
    Lake Rotoiti (and Lake Rotorua) Box 8, Fol 345
    Marokopa Box 8, Fol 338
    Mercer / Te Kauwhata / Tuakau / Taupiri Box 8, Fol 339
    Mercury Islands Box 8, Fol 317
    Meremere Coal Power Station Box 8, Fol 340
    Mount Pirongia Box 8, Fol 341
    Mount Ruapehu and National Park Box 8, Fol 346 & 347
    Napier Box 9, Fol 359
    North Island scenes – unidentified Box 9, Fol 361
    Northland Box 7, Fol 282
    Northland – AUC Field Trip – Activities Box 7, Fol 283
    Northland – AUC Field Trip – Camping and Transport Box 7, Fol 284 & 285
    Northland – AUC Field Trip – People Box 7, Fol 286
    Northland – “Dennin’s vineries” N. Kaipara Box 7, Fol 287
    Northland – 1972 Far North publications (Warawara) Box 7, Fol 288
    Northland – Ahipara / Awanui Box 7, Fol 289
    Northland – Bay of Islands Box 7, Fol 290
    Northland – Cape Reinga / Te Paki Station (incl N Cape) Box 7, Fol 291
    Northland – Dargaville Box 7, Fol 292
    Northland – Doubtless Bay
    Northland – Hokianga / Whangape Box 7, Fol 293
    Northland – Kaipara (principally areas on north of Kaipara Harbour) Box 7, Fol 294
    Northland – Kaitaia Box 7, Fol 295
    Northland – Kauri Box 7, Fol 296
    Northland – Kauri (Yelash) Box 7, Fol 297
    Northland – Mahurangi / Wellsford Box 7, Fol 298
    Northland – Ngaruku Swamp kauri Box 7, Fol 299
    Northland – Ninety Mile Beach Box 7, Fol 300
    Northland – Puhoi / Warkworth Box 7, Fol 301
    Northland – Seascapes and sand dunes Box 7, Fol 302
    Northland – Spirits Bay/ Tom Bowling Bay (incl Cape Maria van Diemen) Box 7, Fol 303
    Northland – Te Hapua / Te Kao Box 7, Fol 304
    Northland – Waipoua Forest Box 7, Fol 305
    Northland – Waipu Box 7, Fol 306
    Northland – Warawara Box 7, Fol 307
    Northland – Whangarei (Chapman Museum) Box 7, Fol 308
    Northland – Whangarei environs Box 7, Fol 309
    Northland – Whangarei Harbour and Heads Box 7, Fol 310
    Northland – Whangaroa Harbour and environs (Kaeo etc) Box 7, Fol 311
    Northland – Whangaroa Harbour – Matauri Bay / Taupo Bay Box 7, Fol 312
    Palmerston North Box 9, Fol 354
    Poor Knights Islands – Jan 1986 Box 8, Fol 318
    Poor Knights Islands – Birds Box 8, Fol 319
    Poor Knights Islands – Molluscs, reptiles, insects, fish Box 8, Fol 320
    Poor Knights Islands – Personnel & activities Box 8, Fol 321
    Poor Knights Islands – Scenic & coastal Box 8, Fol 322
    Poverty Bay (incl. Gisborne) Box 9, Fol 350 & 351
    Raglan Box 8, Fol 342
    Rotorua (area) Box 8, Fol 348
    South Island (miscellaneous) Box 9, Fol 363
    South Island Tour Box 9, Fol 364 & 365
    South Island – Botany Box 9, Fol 366
    South Island – 1960s – (miscellaneous) Box 9, Fol 367
    South Island – 1960s – unidentified tramping/camping Box 9, Fol 368
    South Island – 1967 Trip - - miscellaneous Box 10, Fol 384
    South Island – 1978-79 – miscellaneous Box 9, Fol 369
    South Island – Canterbury Box 9, Fol 370
    South Island – Hollyford / Milford / Routeburn Track Box 9, Fol 371
    South Island – Marlborough Box 9, Fol 372
    South Island – Milford Sound Box 9, Fol 373
    South Island – Milford Track 1967 Trip Box 10, Fol 385
    South Island – Mount Cook Box 9, Fol 374
    South Island – Nelson (city) Box 9, Fol 375
    South Island – Nelson Box 9, Fol 376 & 377
    South Island – Otago Box 9, Fol 378
    South Island – Otago – 1967 trip Box 10, Fol 386
    South Island – Queenstown and Lakes Box 9, Fol 379
    South Island – Queenstown and Lakes – 1967 trip Box 10, Fol 387
    South Island – Southland Box 9, Fol 380
    South Island – Southland – 1967 trip Box 10, Fol 388
    South Island – Southland Bird Census Box 9, Fol 381 & 382
    South Island – Westland Box 9, Fol 383
    South Island – Westland – 1967 trip Box 10, Fol 389
    Stewart Island – Botany Box 10, Fol 390
    Stewart Island – Half Moon Bay Box 10, Fol 391
    Stewart Island – Houses, buildings, etc. Box 10, Fol 392
    Stewart Island – Ornithology Box 10, Fol 393
    Stewart Island – Paterson Inlet Box 10, Fol 394
    Stewart Island – Scenic Box 10, Fol 395
    Stewart Island – Tramping/Camping Box 10, Fol 396
    Stewart Island – 1967 Trip Box 10, Fol 397
    Stewart Island – 1956 trip (Robinson journal) Box 10, Fol 398
    Taihape Box 9, Fol 355
    Taranaki Box 9, Fol 356
    Taranaki – Kapuni Gas Box 9, Fol 357
    Tarawera (1968 Field Trip) Box 8, Fol 349 & 350
    Taupiri (in Mercer folder) Box 8, Fol 339
    Taupo (incl. Lake Taupo) Box 8, Fol 351
    Te Kauwhata (in Mercer folder) Box 8, Fol 339
    Tokoroa and Kawerau (in Kaingaroa) Box 8, Fol 344
    Tongariro (Field Club Trip) Box 8, Fol 352
    Tuakau (in Mercer folder) Box 8, Fol 339
    Urewera / Waioeka/ Lake Waikaremoana Box 9, Fol 352 & 353
    Wairakei Box 8, Fol 353
    Wairakei (Field Club Trip) Box 8, Fol 354
    Wairarapa Box 9, Fol 359
    Waitomo Box 8, Fol 343
    Wanganui Region – Deerstalking (Tawhiwhi/Waitotara) Box 9, Fol 358
    Wellington Box 9, Fol 360
    Whale Island – Field Trip (Motuhora Island) Box 8, Fol 323
    Whale Island – numbered series Box 8, Fol 324 & 325
    Miscellaneous
    Camera Studies Box 1, ENV 9
    Camera Studies – Puzzles – Man-made materials Box 1, ENV 11
    Camera Studies – Puzzles in Nature – Feathers / Fish / Fossils Box 1, ENV 10
    Camera Studies – Puzzles in nature – Water / Wood/ Plants Box 1, ENV 12
    Camera Studies – Reflections Box 1, ENV 13
    Camera Studies – Silhouettes Box 1, ENV 14
    Clouds / Mist Box 1, ENV 16
    Craft or Industrial/ Radio / Television Box 1, ENV 15
    Electrical Equipment Box 1, ENV 17
    Fairs, etc Box 1, ENV 18
    Fairs, etc – Activities – Marching Girls Box 1, ENV 19
    Fairs, etc – Activities – Rodeo Box 4, Fol 139
    Fairs, etc – Activities – Wood Chopping Box 1, ENV 20
    Fairs, etc – Calf Day Box 1, ENV 21 & 22
    Fairs, etc – Helensville Show Box 1, ENV 23
    Fairs, etc – Japanese Floating Industry Fair Box 1, ENV 24
    Fairs, etc – Kumeu Show Box 1, ENV 25
    Fairs, etc – Riverhead Centennial Box 1, ENV 26
    Fairs, etc – Winegrowers Field Day Box 1, ENV 27
    Gibbs’ Greenstone Story Box 1, ENV 28
    Hunting / Shooting / Horse racing Box 1, ENV 29
    Jewellery Box 1, ENV 30
    Litter and Graffiti Box 1, ENV 31
    Money Box 1, ENV 32
    Off-beat Box 1, ENV 33
    Otis Elevators, Milne [& Choyce Ltd?] Box 1, ENV 34
    Parades and Processions – Santa Parade Box 1, ENV 35
    Photographic Conference – Nelson Box 1, ENV 36
    Pipes/Drainpipes Box 1, ENV 37
    Railway Enthusiasts Mountain Excursion Box 1, ENV 38 & 39
    Ruins Box 1, ENV 43
    Signs and Signposts / Notices / Advertising/ Graffiti Box 1, ENV 44
    Statues/Sculpture / Paintings Box 1, ENV 45
    Toys / Models Box 1, ENV 46
    Transport Box 1, ENV 47
    Waterfalls Box 1, ENV 49
    Nature
    Animals – Cats Box 13, Fol 486
    Animals – Cats – Catnapping Box 13, Fol 487
    Animals – Dogs Box 13, Fol 488
    Animals – Dogs – Puppies Box 13, Fol 489
    Animals – Dogs – Wally Judd’s dog Box 13, Fol 490
    Animals – Dogs, with other animals; with children Box 13, Fol 491
    Animals – Horses – Pony Clubs and equestrian events Box 13, Fol 492
    Animals – Horses and Donkeys Box 13, Fol 493
    Animals – Mice, opossums, etc. as pets Box 13, Fol 494
    Animals – Mice, opossums, etc. – Pip and Squeak Box 13, Fol 495
    Animals – Mice, opossums, etc – Villain of the Tree tops Box 13, Fol 496
    Animals – Seals Box 13, Fol 497
    Animals – Circus Animals Box 13, Fol 498
    Animals – Series for Publication Box 13, Fol 505
    Birds – Crows and Magpies Box 12, Fol 430
    Birds – Ducks and Swans Box 12, Fol 431
    Birds – Falcons, Hawks etc Box 12, Fol 432
    Birds – Gannets Box 12, Fol 433
    Birds – Gannets (C Kidnappers) Box 12, Fol 434
    Birds – Godwits, Oystercatchers, Stilts, etc Box 12, Fol 435
    Birds – Gulls Box 12, Fol 436
    Birds – Herons & Bittens Box 12, Fol 437
    Birds – Kiwi Box 12, Fol 438
    Birds – Nests and eggs Box 12, Fol 439
    Birds – Parrots & Cockatoos Box 12, Fol 440
    Birds – Peacocks, quail & turkeys Box 12, Fol 441
    Birds – Penguins Box 12, Fol 442
    Birds – Petrels, Albatrosses Box 12, Fol 443
    Birds – Pigeons/ Native Pigeons Box 12, Fol 444
    Birds – Poultry Box 12, Fol 445
    Birds – Poultry – Born Free Box 12, Fol 446
    Birds – Shags Box 12, Fol 447
    Birds – Shags (mainly spotted shags nesting) Box 12, Fol 448
    Birds – Sparrows, starlings, blackbirds, thrush Box 12, Fol 449
    Birds – Starlings (Mrs Barton’s pet) Box 12, Fol 450
    Birds – Terns Box 12, Fol 451
    Birds – Tui Box 12, Fol 452
    Birds – Ornithology Box 12, Fol 453
    Butterflies and Caterpillars Box 12, Fol 454
    Insects – Bees and Wasps Box 12, Fol 455
    Insects – Crickets, Grasshoppers, Stick Insects, Wetas Box 12, Fol 456
    Marine – Dolphins/Fish/Fishing Box 12, Fol 458
    Native Plants – Cabbage Trees, Nikau, Ferns Box 12, Fol 463
    Native Plants – Flowering shrubs, vines Box 12, Fol 462
    Native Plants – Grasses and fungi Box 12, Fol 464
    Native Plants – Trees Box 12, Fol 465
    Plants – Cactus Box 12, Fol 466
    Plants – Flowering trees, shrubs, vines Box 12, Fol 460
    Plants – Flowers Box 12, Fol 461
    Plants – Trees Box 12, Fol 467
    Reptiles Box 12, Fol 459
    Spiders Box 12, Fol 457
    Zoo Animals (and Birds) Box 13, Fol 499
    Zoo Animals – Apes and Monkeys Box 13, Fol 500
    Zoo Animals – Elephants and Hippos Box 13, Fol 501
    Zoo Animals – Giraffes Box 13, Fol 502
    Zoo Animals – Lions, Tigers, etc Box 13, Fol 503
    Zoo Animals – Polar Bears Box 13, Fol 504
    People
    Children – At airports, shops etc Box 2, Fol 50
    Children – Brothers and Sisters (Identified) Box 2, Fol 51
    Children – Identified Boys (Infants to pre-teens) Box 2, Fol 53
    Children – Identified Girls (Infants to pre-teens) Box 2, Fol 54
    Children – Teenage Box 2, Fol 55
    Children – Unidentified – Infants, brothers and sisters Box 2, Fol 52 & 56
    Children – Unidentified Boys Box 2, Fol 57
    Children – Unidentified Girls Box 2, Fol 58
    Children – School Activities Box 2, Fol 61
    Children – School Activities – Massey Kindergarten Box 2, Fol 60
    Children – School Activities – Ngataki Maori School/Te Hapua School Box 2, Fol 59
    Children – School Activities – Rutherford High School Box 2, Fol 62
    Children – School Activities – School Sports Box 2, Fol 63
    Children – School Activities – Swanson School Box 2, Fol 64
    Children – University Field Trips Box 2, Fol 65
    Children at Play – Identified Box 2, Fol 66
    Children at Play – Identified – in nature, with trees, etc Box 2, Fol 67
    Children at Play – Identified – with animals / birds Box 2, Fol 68
    Children at Play – Identified – with toys/in fancy dress
    Children at Play – with water, at beach, river, etc Box 2, Fol 69
    Children at Play – Unidentified – at beach or river Box 2, Fol 70
    Children at Play – Unidentified – in nature; with trees, etc Box 2, Fol 71
    Children at Play – Unidentified – with animals / birds
    Children at Play – Unidentified – with toys/ in fancy dress Box 2, Fol 72
    Danish Gymnasts Box 2, Fol 88
    Family Groups – Husbands and Wives Box 2, Fol 75
    Family Groups – Identified Box 2, Fol 76
    Family Groups – Identified - Mother and Children (include Father and children) Box 2, Fol 77
    Family Groups – Unidentified Box 2, Fol 74
    Family Groups – Unidentified – Mother and Children (Father and Children) Box 2, Fol 84
    Females – Identified Box 2, Fol 78, 79, 80
    Females – Identified – June Opie Box 2, Fol 81
    Females – Unidentified Box 2, Fol 82 & 83
    Groups – Ancient Order of Foresters Box 2, Fol 87
    Groups (Miscellaneous) Box 2, Fol 85 & 86
    Groups – Identified – Balls, Ballroom Dancing etc Box 2, Fol 89
    Groups – Identified - Business
    Groups – Identified – Dinners Box 2, Fol 90
    Groups – Identified – Early Settlers
    Groups – Identified – Politicians, Council
    Groups – Identified – Religious Box 2, Fol 96
    Groups – Identified – School Reunions (New Lynn) Box 3, Fol 104
    Groups – Guides Box 2, Fol 91
    Groups – Jaycees and Community Groups Box 2, Fol 92
    Groups – Local Industries Tour Box 2, Fol 93
    Groups – National Societies Box 2, Fol 94
    Groups – Politicians and Councils Box 2, Fol 95
    Groups – Returned Services Association Box 3, Fol 97
    Groups – Reunions Box 3, Fol 98
    Groups - School Reunions
    Groups – Rotary Box 3, Fol 99
    Rotary Functions / Dinners, 1982 – 1983 Box 3, Fol 101
    Henderson Rotary Carnival, 1982-1983 Box 3, Fol 102
    - Miscellaneous, 1982 - 1983
    Rotarians, 1982-1983 Box 3, Fol 100
    Groups – Scouts Box 3, Fol 105
    Groups – Sports Players and Teams Box 3, Fol 106
    Groups – Waimauku Centennial 1963 Box 3, Fol 107, 108
    Males – Identified: A – H Box 3, Fol 111, 112
    Males – Identified: I – P Box 3, Fol 113, 114
    Males – Identified: Q – Z Box 3, Fol 115, 116
    Males – Identified – Politicians, Council Box 3, Fol 118
    Males – Identified – Sport, Hunting, etc Box 3, Fol 109
    Males – Identified Groups Box 3, Fol 119
    Males – Unidentified Box 3, Fol 110
    Males – Unidentified Groups Box 3, Fol 117
    Portrait of O Petersen Home guard uniform Box 12, Fol 429
    Royal Tours – 1953-1954 – Civic Welcome/ Ellerslie Races Box 1, ENV 40
    Royal Tours – 1953-1954 – Henderson and New Lynn Box 1, ENV 41 & 42
    Royal Tours – Queen Mother Box 3, Fol 103
    Weddings
    Bridal Party/Group – Identified Box 3, Fol 120
    Bridal Party/Wedding Group Box 3, Fol 121
    Bride and Groom – Identified A-M Box 3, Fol 122
    Bride and Groom – Identified N-Z Box 3, Fol 123
    Bride and Groom – Identified – At or In Cars Box 3, Fol 124
    Bride and Groom – Identified – Cutting cake/Signing register Box 3, Fol 125
    Bride and Groom – Unidentified – At or in cars Box 3, Fol 126
    Bride and Groom – Unidentified – Cutting cake/signing register Box 3, Fol 127
    Bride and Groom – Unidentified - Indoors Box 3, Fol 128
    Bride and Groom – Unidentified – Outdoors and leaving church Box 3, Fol 129
    Brides – Identified Box 3, Fol 130
    Brides – Unidentified Box 3, Fol 131
    Cars and Cakes Box 3, Fol 132
    Engagement Box 3, Fol 133
    Golden Weddings Box 3, Fol 134
    Maori – Unidentified Box 3, Fol 137
    Marriage Services – Unidentified Box 3, Fol 135
    Weddings - “Honey the cat, and the brides” (photo series) Box 3, Fol 136
    Weddings – Unidentified (colour) Box 3, Fol 138
    Australia
    Australian Trip 1971 Box 13, Fol 468
    Australian Trip 1971 (A) Box 13, Fol 469
    ACT – Canberra, 1970s Box 13, Fol 470
    Central Australia, 1970s Box 13, Fol 471
    New South Wales, 1970s Box 13, Fol 472
    New South Wales, Sydney, 1970s Box 13, Fol 473
    Northern Territory, 1970s Box 13, Fol 474
    Queensland, 1970s Box 13, Fol 475
    South Australia 1970s Box 13, Fol 476
    Victoria, 1970s Box 13, Fol 477
    Western Australia, 1970s Box 13, Fol 478
    Buildings – Unidentified, 1971 (?) Box 13, Fol 479
    Flora, fauna Box 13, Fol 480
    Outback – unidentified Box 13, Fol 481
    People (Photo Society Convention 1971?) Box 13, Fol 482
    1980s identified (NSW, Victoria, Tasmania) Box 13, Fol 483
    1980s – Unidentified (NSW, Victoria, Tasmania) Box 13, Fol 484
    Norfolk Island Box 13, Fol 485
  • Subject Notes
    Born in Auckland in 1915 of a Swedish mother and a Danish father Olaf Petersen (pronounced oo-la) lived in Swanson all his life. The inspiration to become a photographer came from his mother who had a Kodak Ensign postcard camera and did all her own processing. Still in his teens he made contact with the famous Auckland photographer Henry Winkelman who had retired to the area of Swanson. This prompted Petersen to buy a similar camera to his mother's, which was soon succeeded by a quarter plate reflex, and by 1936 he purchased his first of many Rollies but he eventually acquired a Hasselblad.
    One of Petersen's first professional assignments was the visit of the Queen to Henderson in 1953
    He died on 12 September 1994 aged 79 years
  • Copyright
    Collection contains multiple items - rights applied at item level
  • Credit Line
    Donated by Mrs Claire Petersen and Miss Petersen (Statutory Managers) on behalf of Olaf Petersen in 1988.
  • Last Update
    12 May 2023
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