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Cambridge People

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Photos and Photos – Individuals

An 1882 advert for W H Neal, Photographer, opposite the Sale Yards Cambridge, says that one could see “The most artistic photos ever produced in the Waikato. Enlargements made from carte de visite or glass positives, and finished in water colours or oil. Views of homesteads and scenery taken to order. A number of views of Cambridge to select from - Inspection invited.”

On the 1899 electoral roll Chas Joseph Ellerbeck is listed as a photographer, as is Leo Isherwood. Leo advertised in the local paper as a Photographic Artist in Duke Street. His studio burnt down in January 1915; he moved to Victoria Street and sold the business in March 1918 to Miss Ivy Gordon; and he died in October 1918. Ivy Gordon stayed for two years. Photography was so popular in 1905 that there was a Cambridge Camera Club with Mr H J Jeffrey (Post Master) the president. During the early part of the 20th century post card collecting was very popular. Photographers travelled the country taking photographs and Cambridge, being most picturesque, often pops up in post card albums. Names like Winkelmann, F.G.R., S.C. Smith and E.A.B. Ltd as well as the local stationers appear on these post cards. In 1912 E B Hill, Chemist, had a dark room and produced 36 views of Cambridge which the Misses Hill collated into a promotional book. E B Hill also gave away a photo of Cambridge to those who paid their accounts promptly. In 1912 Miss Davys also had Pleyel Studio in Lake Street. Cromwell Shepherd started a Studio in July 1923 but had taken photos in Cambridge 19 years earlier. From the 1930s onward, Whites Aviation have taken aerial photos throughout New Zealand. Cambridge has been on their flight path and many shots can be had by contacting the National Library in Wellington. Vic Butler came to Cambridge in November 1945 and stayed for 21 years. Also after World War Two Reg Buckingham took up photography as a hobby. He and Vic Butler took photos for the local newspaper, the Cambridge Independent and the Cambridge Museum is fortunate to have the Buckingham negative collection Buckingham Negatives. Photographs in the Cambridge Museum collection go back to the late 1800s and copies can be had by contacting us here.   Researched and written by Eris Parker Ref: Cambridge Museum Archives  

Buckingham negatives

Reg Buckingham has made a huge contribution to the documentation of Cambridge history through his interest in photography. Not only has he taken topical photos of Cambridge people and organisations from 1960 to 1986 but…

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Negatives

The world’s first negative on paper was taken by Fox Talbot in August 1835. It was a view of a window at his home, Lacock Abbey, England. What an amazing window he opened. George Eastman…

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Individuals – A – Allwill & Arnold

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us. Jared Allwill Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers Charles William Arnold

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Individuals – B – Beer, Bell, Bridgeman, Burns

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us.   BEANGE Wedding Group Marriage of William Crook and Grace Beer George Bell…

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Individuals – C – Calvert, Campbell, Clare, Crook

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us.   Mr George Calvert Cambridge Borough Council 1936 CAMERON James Palmer Campbell Officer…

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Individuals – D – Davies

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us.   James Davies DEVERELL DODD DOWNEY DUNNING DYER

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Individuals – F – Ferguson, Fisher, Fitzgerald, Fraser

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us. FEISST John Ferguson Borough Councillor FERGUSSON FIRTH John Fisher Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers Robert…

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Individuals – G

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us. F N George Officer 3rd Waikato Militia   GLEESON GRACE GRAHAM A K…

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Individuals – H & J – Hally, Hewitt, Howie

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us. HALL R H George Hally Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers James Hally Cambridge Borough Councillor John Hally…

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Individuals – K – Kerr, Kirkwood, Krippner

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us.   KARAKI FAMILY KELLY Henry Kerr KEYTE KING KINGDON Robert Kirkwood Cambridge Cavalry…

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Individuals – L – Lewis, Lyon

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us.   Leamington Hockey Team – 1911 Back: R Hill, T Hicks, Tony Cox,…

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Individuals – M & N –

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us.   MACK MACKIE MAIR MANDER MARFELL MARTYN MASTERS Martin Phillip McDermott McDONALD McGILP…

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Individuals – O – Owen

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us. O’BRIEN Thomas O’REGAN Kath OATEN Harry Travers Owen 3rd Waikato Militia OWENS

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Individuals – P & Q – Parker

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us.   Richard Parker Cambridge Cavalry Volunteers QUALTROUGH

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Individuals – R – Reynolds, Rickards, Runciman

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us. RANSTEAD Henry Reynolds & Elizabeth Reynolds (nee Chidley)      Richard Reynolds Willam…

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Individuals – S – SAM, SHARP, SOUTER, SWAYNE

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us. Dr Seth Sam SCOTT SEABROOKE SEDDON Stella SELBY Arthur   John Sharp Nurseryman…

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Individuals – T, U, V – Tamihana, Tawhaio

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us.   Wiremu Tamihana King Tawhaio TE TUHI Patara THOMPSON Dinah THORPE Herbert THWAITES…

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Individuals – W – Walker, Watt, Willis, Wilson

Photographs of individuals contained within the Cambridge Museum photograph collection. If you find something of interest please click here to contact us.   WADDINGTON Dr E B Walker  WALKER FAMILY WALLACE Col Tom WALLACE Ken…

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