CLIFFORD, Henry Herbert







Henry Herbert Clifford - 152 / 171 Cashel Street, Christchurch

succeeded by Mannering and Donaldson about 1949 - 1951.


Henry Herbert Clifford was born in Dunedin about 1872 the son of the Dunedin photographer Robert Clifford and Janet Clifford nee Malcolm. He came to Christchurch at an early age and worked as an operator at Standish and Preece. He resigned his position there on 27 July 1901 and opened his own studio in November 1901 in the newly built Beath and Co. building in Cashel Street (1). He married Annette Thomas, a music teacher, at St Paul's Presbyterian Church on 24 July 1915.

above and below -  Clifford's Studio was located in Cashel Street in the building shown on the left of this postcard dated 1910, detail shown below.





Many of the older Christchurch families were photographed by him over several generations. For exhibits at Wembly in 1925, he won a certificate and medal. For many years he made portraits of public figures for publication in "The Press." The Alexander Turnbull Library has photographs taken by him of Frederick Truby King (c. 1913), Jessie Mackay (c. 1929), Arthur Dudley Dodson (1932) and Ngaio Marsh (c. 1935). The studio in Cashel Street was badly damaged by a large fire in February 1908 that destroyed buildings in Lichfield Street, High Street and in Cashel Street.

His hobbies were collecting of period furniture and gardening.

A son, Robert Henry Clifford died aged 24 in 1940 while serving in the Air Force during World War Two. Another son, Allister Bertram Clifford also died in 1940 in New Zealand. A third son was Ogilvie Garth Clifford, a lawyer.


above - The Clifford grave in Bromley Cemetery.

Henry Herbert Clifford died 16 or 19 February 1949 and was buried in Bromley Cemetery (block number 17, plot number 343). Buried in the same plot is his wife Annette Clifford (1968) and his son Alister Bertram Clifford.



above - Clifford's studio was located in Cashel Street in the two storey building in this photograph (right of centre)






above - "Freddie F., when aged 9 months"




 Christchurch Boys' High School
First Eleven - 1924
Mr. A. W .Thomas, Coach, William Edward Merritt, Clifford Morris Harris, Herbert William Sims; Jack Hamer Pickles; Mr Harry Sykes Baverstock; ManagerGeorge Clifford Harper, S. W. Smith, George Henry Gordon Hobbs; Alfred Shaw Billcliff, Captain; Herbert Victor Thorne, Jack Graham Webster, Jack Jabobs.
by H. H. Clifford








Pictured here are Leonard Hamilton Hay (born 1887 Christchurch) and his brother William Hay (born 1883 Christchurch - died 1966 Christchurch) . They are the sons of William Hay and Caroline Hay nee McClelland.

above - David Copeland Scott married Mary Ethel Gudsell at the Presbyterian Manse, Temuka in 1927. This photograph was taken on their honeymoon.















above - Derek Raymond Murray and his mother



above - Derek Raymond Murray


above - Derek Raymond Murray


above - Derek Raymond Murray



above and below - the wedding photograph of Ethel Grace Perry and Allan Hunter in 1918.







Henry Sydney Lawrence from the Dalgety Album
by Henry Herbert Clifford











"With Love & Best Wishes
From Bru... (Bruce?)
1936







Christchurch City Council - Cemeteries Database.
Obituary Christchurch Press 22 Feb 1949.
Auckland City Libraries - Photographers Database.
Fire - Otago Witness, Issue 2813, 12 February 1908, Page 33. (1) The Star 7 September 1901 page 8.


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