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Kauri bush workers camp

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Buildings with wooden paling exterior, roofed variously with corrugated iron, nikau thatching and canvas. A bush tramline runs along the side of the building. The surrounding hills are denuded of forest.

  • Other Id

    30093 (Presto content ID)

    PH-1976-6-200 (Reference Number)

    TR650 B775 (Library of Congress Call Number)

    33473 (DBTextworks system ID)

  • Department

Images and documents



  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Kauri bush workers camp
  • Primary Maker

     George Bourne (Photographer)

  • Date
  • Physical Description

    152 mm. x 195 mm (image and support)

  • Level of Current Record
  • Related Object Notes
    George Bourne Papers MS 793
    Letters MS 89/236
    Albums 327 and 328
    Essay 99/65
  • Is Part Of
  • Media/Materials
  • Technique
  • Subject Category
  • Provenance Details
    Ngaire Morgan,daughter of George Bourne
  • Public Access Text

    Stamped on verso "G. Fitzgerald"

  • Subject Notes
    George Bourne was born in Whanganui. In c1902 he started working for the 'Weekly News' as one of their photographic artists and travelled throughout New Zealand for the next twenty years in that capacity. He is well known for his series portraying the Maori prophet, Rua Kenana and his newly built community at Maungapohatu in 1908. He pioneered aerial photography through his friends the Walsh brothers and is also known for his comic photo montages.
    These photographs were gifted to Ngaire Morgan's aunt, Carrie Fitzgerald of Palmerston North, who captioned and stamped the photographs on the reverse. Later they were given to Ngaire Morgan.
  • Copyright
    No known copyright restrictions
  • Last Update
    12 May 2023

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