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Arthur Breckon photographs

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Chiefly New Zealand scenes, most photographs were taken whilst Breckon was on the staff of the New Zealand Herald.

  • Other Id

    71799 (Presto content ID)

    PH-1963-2 (Reference Number)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Arthur Breckon photographs
  • Primary Maker
  • Date
  • Level of Current Record
  • Member Object

    1077 items in this collection. View all items.

  • Content
    PH-NEG-19500 to PH-NEG-20000
    PH-NEG-A17 to PH-NEG-A377
    PH-NEG-B683 to PH-NEG-B907
    PH-NEG-C34 to PH-NEG-C70
    PH-NEG-C256 to PH-NEG-C537
  • Subject Notes
    Arthur Ninnis Breckon was born in Hamilton on 24 February 1887. His first photographic work was in the studio of Henry E. Gaze ca. 1904. In 1910 he moved up to Auckland and began work as a freelance photographer. He joined the N.Z. Herald/Weekly News as a photojournalist in 1913. By 1920 he had become Chief Photographer. He retired in 1940 and continued freelance work for several decades until his death in 1965.
  • Copyright
    Collection contains multiple items - rights applied at item level
  • Credit Line
    Purchased from A. N. Breckon in 1963.
  • Last Update
    11 May 2023

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