Index - here

All newspaper articles and advertisements are from Papers Past - National Library of New Zealand or 
Trove - National Library of Australia unless otherwise stated.

Photographer's negatives - the most common question I am asked relates to the current location of photographer's negatives - see this post. 

I'm not able to provide any information about photographers other than that on this site.  I'm am also not able to date photographs or assist you in identifying people in photographs you may have.  I am unable to assist in locating the current location of business records of any photographer.

I recommend the Auckland City Library's website for more information about New Zealand photographers -

Links - here

Bush Life

Bush Life

 Bullocks at Work, Matatoke Viaduct, NZ
F.T. Series No. 2231A
photo by Alfred George Tibbutt
reverse message dated 1 June 1908

Ruapehu from top Makatote Rd, NZ
F.T. Series No 2234A

Bush Camp, N.Z.
F.T. Glossine Series no. 2588A
"Dear Dorothy, this is picture of bush life in New Zealand some of the scenery is very pretty and the ferns grow like palm trees as you can see by the card, with lots of kisses from Papa"

Camp Life New Zealand Bush no. 11
W Beattie & Co. Fine Art Publishers, Auckland, N.Z.
The "Moa" Series
"Dear Dorothy, Papa sends love and hopes you are allright (sic), these cards are pretty and shew the New Zealand Bush, I will get some views of Auckland soon and send with lots of kisses from Papa"

Hamurana Spring, Rotorua, N.Z.
 F.T. Glossine Series no. 2494A

Country Life

May and Co.

May and Co
Walter Thomas Henry May
born circa 1863 Littleton, Wiltshire, England
son of Anne and Thomas S. May
married Elizabeth Maria Foot, England
(Free BDM Marriages Sep 1883 Barton R.6a 292)

1871 census - aged 8 scholar at 16 Temple Street, Bristol father watch and clock manufacturer.
1881 census - aged 18 Artist (illegible word "in"?) Photographe-, 45 Barrow Lane, Bristol.
1890 - Christchurch Electoral Roll - Walter Thomas Henry May, 48 Peterborough Street, Christchurch, New Zealand Photographer. no. 3793

1885/10491 Violet Rose Annie May born New Zealand
1890/11604 Ernest Charles Henry May born New Zealand

Star, Issue 4864, 1 December 1883, Page 2a

Star, Issue 4967, 3 April 1884, Page 2