William Sherlock

born 13 August 1846 St Pancras, London
died 14 September 1910 New Zealand

Christchurch c.1871 - c.1890
Oxford Terrace, opposite Lane's Mill, Christchurch

(in 1875 the American Photographic Studio was located in Oxford Terrace, opposite Lane's Mill)
succeeded at Oxford Terrace, Christchurch by Spiller about 1889

Reefton c.1890 - c.1910

above - thanks to Carol McRobie Shaw for this photograph of her great great grandfather
William Sherlock.

William Sherlock was born on 13 August 1846 at St Pancras, London the son of William Sherlock (snr) and Anne Sherlock nee Henshaw. His grandfather Thomas Weogzell Henshaw (1780-1868) was a Professor of Music and a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal.

The 1841 census shows his parents at 6 Camden Terrace, St Pancras, his father was a solicitor aged 28 years.

William was baptised at Old Church, Saint Pancras, London on 23 June 1847. Their other children included Anne born about 1843, Amelia born in 1848 and Rose born in 1850.

In 1851 William was with his parents living at the house of his grandfather, Thomas Henshaw at 9 Fitzroy Street, St Pancras, his father is shown as an Attorney at Law aged 38.
A neighbour living at 7 Fitzroy Street was the Edinburgh born artist David Roberts (1796 – 1864), a member of the Royal Academy.

Another child Adelaide Sherlock was born in 1853.

The 1861 census shows William still at his grandfather's house in Fitzroy Street with his sisters Rose and Adelaide, he was then aged 14. His parents were then living in Ermington, Devon where is father was a photographer.


The 1871 census shows his father William Sherlock (snr), then a widower, living in East Budleigh, Devon occupied as a photographer with Ann, Rose and Adelaide Sherlock. At the Paris Exhibition of 1878 "Mr William Sherlock, of Budleigh, Salterton" exhibited "photographs from nature." Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, May 8, 1878; Issue 5908.

The 1881 census shows William Sherlock (snr) a widow aged 68 living at Fore Street, East Budleigh, Devon. His occupation is shown as a photographer. Also living at this address was his two daughters Ann aged 38 and Rose, a dressmaker aged 30, both were unmarried. He died in 1889 (Deaths Jun 1889 Sherlock, William aged 76 reg. St. Thomas vol. 5b, page 21.) Following their father's death, Ann and Rose continued to live at Fore Street, East Budleigh. The 1891 census shows Annie Sherlock aged 48 and Rose aged 40. Annie's occupation is given as a photographer and Rose as a dressmaker.

In 1869 William Sherlock married
(registered Jun 1869 at Newton Abbot vol. 5b page 249) Elizabeth Hodge (c.1840-1910), their children included:

1. William Alfred Sherlock born circa 1870 England, reg Jan-
Mar 1870 Totnes, Devon vol. 5b page 190, married Elizabeth Stentiford Ashby (reg 1902/6430).

2. Louisa Annie Sherlock born 10 January 1871 (reg 1871/9212),
baptised 19 April 1871 at St Luke's Church, Christchurch, sponsors George Wheeler and Elizabeth Wheeler and Elizabeth Sherlock. Married Harry Bray, miner (reg 1901/832), died circa 1939 aged 67 years (reg 1939/15016). Buried Reefton Cemetery 

3. Florence May Sherlock born 23 September 1872 Christchurch, bapt 22 December 1872 St Luke's Church, Christchurch, sponsors the Parents and Elizabeth Wheeler. Married 12 April 1895 at the Wesleyan Church, Durham Street, Christchurch to Elias Fred Childs, blacksmith (born Dorsetshire, England) the son of James Childs (blacksmith) and Anna Childs nee Jeans. Witnessed by Louisa Sherlock and Percy Charles Sherlock, both of Christchurch, (reg 1895/473). Died circa 1939 aged 65 years (reg. 1938/24708).

4. Ellen Agnes Sherlock born 29 January 1874, reg 1874/11769, bapt 1 March 1874 St Luke's Church, Christchurch. Sponsors the Parents and Elizabeth Mardon. Married about 1905 George James White, reg 1905/2034. Died circa 1940, reg 1940/19555 aged 66 years.

5. Percy Charles Sherlock (watchmaker and jeweller in Reefton) born 29 January 1876,
bapt 27 February 1876 St Luke's Church, Christchurch, sponsors William Sherlock, John Brunette and Mary Elizabeth Brunette. Married Edith Roberts (reg 1908/6881), died circa 1946 aged 70 years (reg 1946/32868).

6. Alice Maud Sherlock ("Tottie") born 29 November 1877, baptised 30 December 1877 St Luke's Church, Christchurch, sponsors the Parents and Elizabeth Mardon. Died 29 June 1894 at 155 East Belt, Christchurch aged 16 years (reg. 1894/3297), buried Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch block 32, plot 356.

Star, Issue 4990, 30 June 1894, Page 4

above - Alice Maud Sherlock's grave at Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch in January 2012. She is buried here with her brother William Alfred Sherlock and his wife Elizabeth.

7. Laura Gertrude Sherlock born 20 March 1881, baptised 10 April 1881 St Luke's Church, Christchurch, sponsors the Parents and Elizabeth Mardon. Married Arthur Edward Lawn, clerk (1901/833), died 1954 aged 73 years (reg 1954/30174).

The baptism records from St Luke's Church for these children show William's occupation and address as follows:
1871 - photographer Oxford Terrace.
1872 - photographer Durham Street.
1874 - photographer Durham Street North.
1876 - photographer Durham Street North.
1877 - photographer Durham Street North.
1881 - photographer Durham Street North.

William Sherlock died 14 September 1910 aged 63 or 64
(ref 1910/5238)

Mr. W. Sherlock, an old and esteemed resident of Reefton, where he has practiced photography with success for many years, passed away Wednesday morning, aged 63 years. The deceased leaves a widow and grown up family.
Grey River Argus, 17 September 1910, Page 8

Grey River Argus, 17 September 1910, Page 5

His wife died at her home in Reefton later that same year on 9 November 1910 aged 70 years (1910/7067). She was buried with William Sherlock in the Reefton Cemetery. The Reefton Cemetery burial records indicate Elizabeth was buried on 9 November 1910 however this is probably her date of death.
We regret to record the death of Mrs W. Sherlock, which took place at her residence, Reefton, early on Wednesday [9 November 1910] morning. The deceased lady has only survived her husband by a few months. She leaves large family of sons and daughter (sic), for whom much sympathy is felt.— Herald.

Grey River Argus, Saturday 12 November 1910, Page 4

Archives New Zealand - Wellington office have his Probate records dated 1910 reference AAOM 6029 - 221 -131150.

Link to Henshaw family -

New Zealand

above - Agnes Hay (1862-1940) and Sarah Ann Hay (1864-1922) photographed by William Sherlock.

above - Agnes Hay (1862-1940) photographed by William Sherlock.

The members of St. John's choir were photographed in a group outside the church yesterday, the picture being intended as a souvenir for the Rev. E. Bailey, who leaves the province in a few days. The artist was Mr Sherlock. The rev. gentleman will preach his farewell sermon to-morrow at St. John's Church.
Press, Volume XX, Issue 2900, 17 August 1872, Page 2

Presentation. Yesterday evening the teachers and scholars attending S. John's Sunday schools bade a formal adieu to their late pastor the Rev E. Bailey who is shortly about to return home...the more important business of the evening; which consisted of the presentation of an address, a purse of money, and photographs of the teachers and choir in separate groups was proceeded with... Mr A. Gee then in a short but feeling speech next begged Mr Bailey's acceptance of a purse and a group photograph of the teachers and members of the Bible class. Mr T. Gates, senr., next, on behalf of the choir, presented Mr Bailey with a group photograph of the members of the choir and Mr Bailey returned thanks in a lengthy speech...The address was engrossed on vellum, in old English text, and beautifully illuminated, the artiste Mr James Goodman — having acquitted himself with very commendable skill. The photographs had been taken by Mr Sherlock, and framed by Mr Gates, both of whom had acquitted themselves with credit...

Star, Issue 1398, 20 August 1872, Page 2

Photographic Views.
A number of remarkably good photographic views, taken in and around Christchurch, may be seen at Messrs Coates and Co.'s, Colombo street. Of their kind nothing better has ever been seen in Christchurch, indeed it is questionable whether a local artist has hitherto produced anything so excellent as some of them. Several views on the Avon are perfect gems, the clearness of outline, the exceptional distinctness characterising the foliage, together with the general finish of the pictures, being such as to excite admiration at a first glance. Mr Sherlock is the artist, and he is to be congratulated on having done what one can scarcely believe it possible to excel.
Star, Issue 1423, 18 September 1872, Page 2

Press, Volume XXI, Issue 2548, 4 October 1873, Page 1

West Coast Views.
— Mr Sherlock, of Gaul's photographic establishment, has succeeded in turning out ten excellent views of West Coast road scenery, taken in the neighbourhood of Power's accommodation house. It is Mr Gaul's intention to obtain views of the best portions of the scenery right through to Hokitika, and he will commence the tour early next month, taking with him all the necessary apparatus to enable him to carry out his project satisfactorily.

The Star, Issue 2119, 23 December 1874, Page 2

Star, Issue 3116, 30 March 1878, Page 4

In March 1878 he first advertised as a photographer with a studio located at Oxford Terrace west, Christchurch. Carte de visits were 7s 6d per dozen.

The Southern Provinces Almanac

Star, Issue 3675, 22 January 1880, Page 2

Ashburton Industrial Exhibition
...There are also to be seen photographs of a high class from the establishments of Messrs Cherrill, Schourup, and Sherlock, and the first-named was singled out by the crowd for special praise, owing to the beauty of the colouring.
Star, Issue 4036, 28 March 1881, Page 4

Star, Issue 4539, 10 November 1882, Page 2

Following the closure of Grand and Dunlop's studio and the auction of its contents in July 1887 William Sherlock took over the studio in the Victoria Buildings and operated from this location and from his studio in Oxford Terrace West.
The Star, Issue 6114, 20 December 1887, Page 2

Adjudged bankrupt 20 December 1888
Press, Volume XLV, Issue 7235, 21 December 1888, Page 4

New Zealand

The wind blew furiously at intervals yesterday. One heavy gust carried away the sky-lights from Mr Sherlock's photographic studio, and every pane of glass was smashed to atoms.
Inangahua Times, Volume XVII, Issue 43, 11 June 1892, Page 2

Inangahua Times, Volume XVIII, Issue 442, 13 October 1894


A curiosity in the way of photography is on view at Mr Sherlock's studio, Buller Road. Our local photographer is of an enterprising nature, and undeterred by the fearful gale that was raging last Tuesday night at 10 o'clock he took his camera out on a shadow catching cruise, and succeeded in getting a very good view of the State School and master's house. He had to shelter under Mr Wills' verandah. The rain was falling in torrents, but the lightning flashes were so brilliant that he succeeded in attaining his object, viz., taking a photo by the aid of the electrical discharges. As a souvenir of the storm a copy is well worth securing.
Inangahua Times, Volume XVIII, Issue 509, 16 September 1895, Page 2

Our local photographer Mr. Sherlock after sojourning for over six years on the Buller Road has removed into a more central locality and is displaying an artistic and carefully finished collection of photos in the premises lately occupied by C. Smith, draper Upper Broadway.

Inangahua Times, Volume XXI, Issue 1080, 18 November 1896, Page 2

Edward Teague was brought before Messrs Irving and Cohen J's.P., this morning to answer a charge of obtaining money by false pretences from Edward Pascoe at Merrijigs on June 18th. Evidence was given by Mr and Mrs Pascoe to the effect that accused came to Merrijigs, and represented himself as a photographer representing Mr W. Sherlock. He took photos for them and charged 15s. Mr Pascoe gave him £1 and accused left without tendering 5s change. Pascoe then laid an information, in consequence of which a warrant was issued for Teague's arrest. W. Sherlock gave evidence to the effect that he had known accused for 22 years, and knew nothing derogatory to him. He came in June to witness, and represented himself as being "without a shilling," and, witness informed him that be might possibly do; something in the photographing line at Merrijigs, and lent him the necessary apparatus to go on his own (accused's) account. When accused returned he left witness the negatives to be developed, but said nothing about the money received. Mr North, for accused argued that the statement on which accused had proceeded at Merrijigs was in fact correct, and consequently there had been no false pretences. There had been remissness in not paying Pascoe the 5s change, but the accused was prepared to swear that it was purely forgetfulness. The Bench considered that the evidence did not establish the charge, and dismissed the case.

Inangahua Times, Volume XXII, Issue 1262, 12 July 1897, Page 2

Mr Sherlock has on view a number of beautifully executed photos of various scenes in and around Reefton taken during the late snow storm. Those wishing to send a souvenir to distant friends could not possibly find more appropriate mementos and would do well to pay an early visit to the studio.

Inangahua Times, Volume XXII, Issue 1275, 27 July 1897, Page 2

An incident connected with the photographing of a family group by Mr R. Sherlock came very near developing into something extraordinarily sensational the other day. Indeed, we are not quite sure whether the sensational element is quite eliminated yet.

It occurred in this way. The group in question were placed in position, light regulated, camera adjusted, slide dropped, and what I appeared to be a highly satisfactory portrait obtained.

But— and here comes the strange part of the story when the negative was examined the shadowy outline of a woman's face with one great staring eye and the chin resting on the hand, on the third finger of which appeared three large rings, was plainly discernible in the centre of the group.

A second attempt was made, but with exactly the same results, only the second time the face appeared in profile. Considerable mystification, not to say uneasiness, ensued, and he (sic) uncanny looking negative was the centre of attraction in Mr Sherlock's studio for days, those interested in psychical phenomena deeming they were on the verge of a discovery which would revolutionise all accepted scientific theories.

Instances of spooks and spirit photographs recorded in W. T. Stead's now defunct periodical "Borderland" were recalled to mind and passed from mouth to mouth with solemn enunciation. But all such speculations were rudely dispelled by the commonsense emanation proferred by Mr Sherlock, who says that he can suggest only one way of accounting for this angular photographic freak — a unique one in his experience - and that [?] that the plates used and forwarded to him in sealed boxes by a London firm may have previously served a similar purpose under the old collodion process, the glass retaining the impression of the former image, which was imperceptible until the chemical coating was applied. On the other hand it is improbable that an old established firm carrying on an extensive colonial trade should consider it worth while to buy up secondhand plates when they possess the most efficient machinery for manufacturing new one according to the most improved methods.

Even assuming such to be the case, how comes it that duplicate impressions are not more frequently heard [of?]. We learn that Mr Sherlock is determined to sift the matter to the bottom, and intends communicating with the Home firm.

Meantime the finished picture has been forwarded to the persons photographed, and if the face can be identified by them even the most sceptical must admit that "there are more things in heaven and on earth than are dreamt of in man's philosophy."

Inangahua Times, Volume XXIII, Issue 1489, 28 April 1899, Page 2

We have just received from Mr Bell, of Greymouth, through Mr Sherlock our local photographer, photographs of the funeral of the late Thomas Billet, taken in four sections. The views are clear and distinct and are well finished off. As a momento of the sad drag fatality, we can recommend these photographs.

Inangahua Times, Volume XXV, Issue 1703, 14 April 1900, Page 2

The Reefton Cycling Club's programme for the 24th May is now issued. It comprises 12 events, chief among which is the Wheel Race, two miles, first prize £4 and 30s and the One Mile (paced) West Coast Championship, the prize for which is a gold medal, valued at, £3 3s. For the Club Handicap Mr W. Sherlock has kindly presented a trophy valued at £3 3s which consists of an enlarged photo of the winner in a handsome gilt frame. The same gentleman has also presented a prize for the prettiest or most unique lady's or gent's bicycle. Included in the programme are two foot races; 100 and 250 yards.

Inangahua Times, Volume XXV, Issue 1718, 27 April 1900, Page 2
Some 30 cyclists participated in the run to the Left Hand Branch this afternoon. Before leaving they were photographed by Mr W. Sherlock.
Inangahua Times, Volume XXVI, Issue 1835, 19 September 1900, Page 2

(Our Correspondent.)
The sub committee are calling in all exhibits by the 15th September which have been promised for the Inangahua Court. So far the response has been. very good indeed ... In the scenic section Mr W. Sherlock and Mr H. Brett have supplied a number of views which have been forwarded to Mr Donne, head of the Tourist Department, who has promised to enlarge them, which are calculated to attract the, attention of tourists.
Grey River Argus, 1 September 1906, Page 3

The casket and illuminated volume of views which is intended to be presented to Mr David Ziman as a tribute of respect and good feeling from the people of Inangahua is now exhibited in the show window of Mr Sherlock, photographer, Upper Broadway. The casket of which the case is white pine, beautifully veneered with mottled kauri, is the work of Mr Jewel, of Christchurch. Both articles are in excellent taste and we are satisfied will be prized by the recipient. — Herald.

Grey River Argus, 12 July 1909, Page 4

One hundred years later this collection of photographs by William Sherlock was returned from Canada and donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library:

New donation from Canada
The Alexander Turnbull Library recently accepted a donation from Canada to its Photographic Archive.

An ornate boxed album gives insight into a time when mining activities were revered, rather than protested. The album, bound in red leather with a gilded cover and enclosed in a velvet lined kauri casket, was presented to mining entrepreneur David Ziman in 1909 by the grateful citizens of Reefton. Inside are 12 photographs of the West Coast town and surrounds and the mining machinery by noted local photographer William Sherlock.

"These days we might sniff at mining activities," says John Sullivan, Curator of the Photographic Archive. "But in those days, mining made the West Coast the Silicon Valley of New Zealand."

"David Ziman was really an international businessman, and the local papers of the time show that the locals hung on his every word."

John says the significance of the album lies in the fact that its entire history is documented, its excellent condition and the art of the box and album-makers. The photographer was also a "good craftsman and the pictures are informative - they give a pretty good idea of the whole landscape."

John and colleague Kirsty Cox, Digital Materials Librarian, found Papers Past, Timeframes and other online sources invaluable in researching the albums. Information that would have taken months to compile was found in a matter of days.

15 September 2009

Sherlock, William, Photographer, Broadway, Reefton. Private residence, Buller Road. This business was established in the year 1889 (1), and acquired by Mr. Sherlock in 1890. The studio stands on leasehold ground, and the premises include a shop, work shop, and a commodious studio, with top and side lights. Mr Sherlock was born on the 13th August, 1846 in London, where he was educated, and learned photography under his father in Devonshire. He afterwards came to New Zealand, and arrived in Lyttelton, by the ship "Zealandia," in the year 1872 (2). Mr Sherlock moved to Christchurch, where he was in business as a photographer for eighteen years. He settled on the West Coast in 1890. Cyclopedia of New Zealand.notes:
(1) This may refer to the photographers Hammond and Taylor who operated in Reefton in 1889 and 1890.
(2) An arrival date in 1872 seems unlikely as William's eldest daughter Louisa was baptised at St Luke's Church, Christchurch on 19 April 1871. The Reefton Cemetery burial records indicate she was born in Christchurch so the family must have arrived before her birth on 10 January 1871. If William arrived on the "Zealandia" it must have been on a previous voyage. The "Zealandia" arrived at Lyttelton on 23 December 1870, however William Sherlock's name is not shown as a passenger or as a Government immigrant.

Census returns England 1841-1871
BDM New Zealand
Christchurch Public Library - Church Record Transcripts

Directory Listings
1872-1873, Canterbury, New Zealand, Provincial Rolls
4928 Christchurch West, Sherlock, William, Durham Street North, part town sec. 86, house W. side Durham Street North

In 1872-1876 William Sherlock was living in Durham Street North near Peterborough Street, part section 86.
The Southern Provinces Almanac 1873
not listed

1873-1874, Canterbury, New Zealand, Provincial Rolls
5364 Christchurch West, Sherlock, Wiliam, Durham Street North, part town sec. 86, house W. side Durham Street North

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1874
not listed

1875-1876, City of Christchurch District
1919 Sherlock, william Durham Street North, household. part town section 86, house, west side Durham Street North, near corner Peterborough Street

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1875
not listed

Wise's Directory for 1875-76
Sherlock W., Peterborough street, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1876
not listed

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1877
W. Shirlock (sic), Oxford Terrace

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1878
W. Shirlock (sic), Oxford Terrace

Wise's Directory for 1878-79
Sherlock, W., Oxford terrace, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1879
W. Sherlock, Oxford Terrace

Wise's Directory for 1880-81
Sherlock W., Oxford terrace, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1880
W. Sherlock, Oxford Terrace

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1881
Sherlock W., Oxford Terrace West. Cartes de visite taken daily at 7s 6d per dozen

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1882
W. Sherlock, Oxford Terrace

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1883
W. Sherlock, Oxford Terrace

Wise's Directory for 1883-84
Sherlock William, Oxford terrace, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1884
W. Sherlock, Oxford Terrace, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1885
W. Sherlock, 84 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch

Wise's Directory for 1885-86
not shown

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1886
W. Sherlock, 84 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1887
W. Sherlock, Oxford Terrace, Christchurch

Wise's Directory for 1887-88
Sherlock Wm., 84 Oxford terrace, Christchurch
from 18 May 1893 the tailor W. G. Burns was advertising from 84 Oxford Terrace West.
refer Star, Issue 4647, 18 May 1893, Page 3

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1888
W. Sherlock, Oxford Terrace, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1889
W. Sherlock, Oxford Terrace, Christchurch

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1890
not listed

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1890-91
not listed

Christchurch Electoral Roll 1890 - Including Supplements 1, 2 and 3.
Sherlock William, 31 Aldred Street, Photographer. no. 5205
Aldred Street was renamed Beveridge Street in 1948.

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1892-93
not listed

Canterbury and West Coast Electoral Rolls 1893
Sherlock, William, Lyttleton Street, Westport. Photographer no. 2667
Sherlock, William, Reefton. Photographer no. 2513
Sherlock, William Alfred, Buller Road, Reefton. Photographer no. 3336

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1894-95
Sherlock Alfred & William, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1896-97
Sherlock Alfred & William, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1898-99
Sherlock William, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1900
Sherlock William, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1901
Sherlock William, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1902
Sherlock William, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1903
Sherlock William, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1904
not listed

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1905
Sherlock Wm, Broadway, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1906
Sherlock Alfd, Reefton
Sherlock Wm, Broadway, Reefton

Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory 1906
Sherlock Wm, Reefton, Nelson

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1907
Sherlock Alfd, Reefton
Sherlock Wm, Broadway, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1908
Sherlock Alfd, Hokitika
Sherlock Wm, Broadway, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1909
Sherlock Alfd, Reefton
Sherlock Wm, Broadway, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1910
Sherlock Alfd, Reefton
Sherlock Wm, Broadway, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1911
Sherlock Alfd, Reefton
Sherlock Wm, Broadway, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1912
Sherlock Alfd, Reefton
Sherlock Wm, Broadway, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1913
Sherlock Alfd, Reefton
Sherlock Wm, Broadway, Reefton

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1914
not listed

Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory April 1914
not listed

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1915
not listed





above - "Charles Hoddinott"
Charles Edward Hoddinott with his son Charles Frederick Hoddinott about 1881


Carol McRobie SHaw said...

Do you have a self portrait of William SHerlock, of CHCH later Reefton. He was my Great Great Grandffather, and I have an original carded Postcard of the Self Portrait he took.
My contact is 03 4898996, if you are interested in seeing it.

Early Canterbury Photography said...

Hello Carol, that would be great, I'll give you a phone call today.