TOMLINSON, Charles Augustus

Charles Augustus Tomlinson
born circa 1862, Bishopdale, Nelson
died August 1932 Hamilton

A correspondent at Luggate states that Mr C. A. Tomlinson, the well-known tourist photographer of Christchurch, who recently secured such a fine set of pictures of the Haast Valley, arrived at Luggate on Sunday night, after a very successful trip round Lake Hawea and through the Hunter Valley, Highburn, and Dingle country — the home of the red deer. Mr Tomlinson is much charmed with the views, the mountains being all heavily coated with snow, adding much to the beauty of the photographs. The country is admitted by stalkers from all parts of the world to be equal, if not better, than any other red deer country in the world. Mr Tomlinson is of opinion that the Government should build two large huts one in the Dingle, and one in the Hunter Valley. These would secure accommodation for stalkers before going to camp, and form a base. At present stalkers and the attendants have to put up with a lot of inconvenience, having to depend upon occupied huts of private holders. Mr Gunn has had as many as 17 deer stalkers and their guides camped in the small Dingle hut at once. Mr Tomlinson expects to visit Mount Aspiring before returning to Christchurch. - 

Otago Witness, Issue 2785, 31 July 1907, Page 64

[from our own correspondent] 
Hamilton, Thursday 
The death occurred in Hamilton to-day of Mr. Charles Augustus Tomlinson, a former well-known figure in New Zealand journalism, at the age of 70 years. Born at Bishopdale, Nelson, Mr. Tomlinson was employed for many years as a reporter and press photographer on the Lyttelton Times, later joining the staff of the Christchurch Press. In the course of his career he travelled extensively throughout New Zealand and on one occasion made a journey alone on horseback through the Haast Pass, a feat considered impossible without the services of a guide. Mr. Tomlinson also explored many of the far northern parts of tho North Island. He took many photographs for the Government Publicity Department, some of which are now featured in the Dominion office in London. Mr. Tomlinson retired from journalism seven years ago and came to Hamilton, where he conducted a private school. In his earlier years he was interested in many branches of sport and he won numerous trophies for pigeon shooting. Mr. Tomlinson is survived by his wife. 

New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIX, Issue 21307, 7 October 1932

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