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Beattie negatives

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Chiefly New Zealand scenes.

  • Other Id

    71800 (Presto content ID)

    PH-1963-3 (Reference Number)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Beattie negatives
  • Primary Maker

     William Beattie (Photographer)

     Bill Beattie (Photographer)

  • Date
  • Level of Current Record
  • Member Object

    890 items in this collection. View all items.

  • Related Object Notes
    Bill Beattie's New Zealand. DU408.
  • Content
    PH-NEG-A1 to PH-NEG-A16
    PH-NEG-B1 to PH-NEH-B682
    PH-NEG-B957 to PH-NEG-B956
    PH-NEG-C1 to PH-NEG-C33
    PH-NEG-C538 to PH-NEG-650
    538-598: Cloud studies
    599-650: N. Z. scenes and events.
  • Subject Notes
    William Beattie was born 1867, Aberdeen, Scotland, came to Auckland in 1894, died 15 March 1931. William and brother John had first set up in Hobart, Tasmania (where John stayed).
    The firm of Beattie & Sanderson were based in Auckland, 1898-1901. His first premises were in Shortland Street at the corner of Princes Street, but he subsequently had a 3 storey building constructed at the corner of Bank St. The shop and general living areas were on the ground floor, with photographic workrooms and darkrooms at the top.
    With his son William Jr operated as W.Beattie & Co in 1911. Father and son were photographers for the Auckland Weekly News in 1923. (
  • Copyright
    Collection contains multiple items - rights applied at item level
  • Credit Line
    Purchased from Beattie, N.Z. Herald, 1963.
  • Last Update
    11 May 2023

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