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[Farmhouse on open knoll]

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Farmhouse on open knoll.

  • Other Id

    35490 (Presto content ID)

    PH-NEG-10734 (Reference Number)

    DU436.194.M451 (Library of Congress Call Number)

    P849 (Legacy number)

  • Department

Images and documents



  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    [Farmhouse on open knoll]
  • Primary Maker

     John McLean (Photographer)

  • Date
    Circa 1900
  • Physical Description

    8 3/8 x 6 3/8, 21.5x16.5. Full plate.

  • Level of Current Record
  • Is Part Of
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  • Subject Category
  • Provenance Details
    B.L. Chambers, relative of J.C. McLean
  • Public Access Text

    John McLean was born in Hastings in 1871. He was a farmer and ornithologist, farming the Waikohu Station in Poverty Bay. He kept detailed records of birds and made a number of photographs of nests and local country. He belonged to many ornithological and related societies and published several papers on the bird life of Poverty Bay. He drowned in 1918 attempting to cross the flooded Waipaoa River.

    John McLean's ornithological notebooks for the period 1906-12 are held by the Alexander Turnbull Library.

    The Auckland War Memorial Museum holds McLean's egg collection in the Land Vertebrates Department.

  • Copyright
    No known copyright restrictions
  • Last Update
    01 Dec 2023

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