Alva Studio



Alva Studio




150 Colombo Street, Christchurch
about September 1906 to May 1909
 
 An unidentified man by Alva Studio, 150 Colombo Street, Christchurch.


The Alva Studio was originally located at 150 Colombo Street, Christchurch, the former address of Charles Henry Manning's studio and prior to that the location of Peter Schourup's studio. 

The Southern Provinces Almanac 1885
P. Schourup, 150 Colombo Street, Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1894-95
Manners (sic) Charles, 150 Colombo Street, Christchurch




An unidentified child by Alva Studio, 150 Colombo Street, Christchurch
Alva Studio (Christchurch, N.Z.). ALVA Studio Christchurch: [Unidentified child]. Ref: PA2-0031. 
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. 
http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23134276


 Star, Issue 8704, 18 August 1906, Page 5

 
Star, Issue 8728, 15 September 1906, Page 6
 

Star, Issue 8751, 13 October 1906, Page 6

  
Star, Issue 8805, 18 December 1906, Page 3


 
Press, Volume LXIII, Issue 12752, 14 March 1907, Page 10


 Star, Issue 8896, 6 April 1907, Page 6

 
 Star, Issue 8920, 4 May 1907, Page 6

  

Star, Issue 8920, 4 May 1907, Page 7

 
Star, Issue 8926, 11 May 1907, Page 5

 

Star, Issue 8998, 3 August 1907, Page 6

 

Star, Issue 9209, 11 April 1908, Page 5

 
Press, Volume LXIV, Issue 13189, 8 August 1908, Page 12

 

Press, Volume LXIV, Issue 13245, 13 October 1908, Page 10


Press, Volume LXV, Issue 13354, 20 February 1909, Page 1



258/788 Colombo Street, opposite the Band Rotunda
from May 1909

In about May 1909 the Alva Studio moved to the former premises of Viertel and Hemus and Mrs Nelly Hemus. This studio was located at 258 Colombo Street, opposite the Band Rotunda in Victoria Square. In 1910 the studio address changed to 788 Colombo Street following a renumbering of properties on Colombo Street.


The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1902
Viertel & Hemus, 258 Colombo Street, Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1909
Hemus Mrs Nelly, 258 Colombo street, Christchurch



Press, Volume LXV, Issue 13412, 3 May 1909, Page 10
The Alva Studio moved to 258 Colombo Street in about May 1909


Star, Issue 9537, 8 May 1909, Page 6



Star, Issue 9567, 12 June 1909, Page 5


Star, Issue 9919, 6 August 1910, Page 9

 
Star, Issue 9955, 17 September 1910, Page 8

 
Star, Issue 9961, 24 September 1910, Page 10

 
Star, Issue 9967, 1 October 1910, Page 7

 
Star, Issue 9973, 8 October 1910, Page 9


 Star, Issue 10078, 14 February 1911, Page 3

The studio was owned by the Australian Arthur Edward Lewis Wartman, in partnership with John Wyllie Candlish until 7 February 1911 when the partnership was dissolved. Wartman carried on the studio by himself until about 1918 when he returned to Australia.


 Star, Issue 10560, 7 September 1912, Page 8




The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1910
Candlish & Wartman, 258 Colombo street, Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1911
Candlish & Wartman, 788 Colombo street, Christchurch
Wartman & Candlish, 788 Victoria square, Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1912
Candlish & Wartman, 788 Colombo street, Christchurch
Wartman Arth E. L., 788 Colombo street, Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1913
Wartman Arth E. L., 788 Colombo street, Christchurch

Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory April 1914
Wartman A. E. 788 Colombo Street, Christchurch
 



 Press, Volume LV, Issue 16460, 1 March 1919, Page 13

In 1919 the new proprietor of the Alva Studio was Arthur Leonard Leghorn who had previously been in partnership with Colgan in Cathedral Square.  Arthur Edward Lewis Wartman died on 3 October 1929 at Milton, Victoria aged 62 years, he was buried in the Church of England Cemetery, Woronora.


The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1918
Leghorn & Colgan, Cathedral Square, Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1919
Leghorn & Colgan, Cathedral Square, Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1920
Leghorn & Colgan, Cathedral Square, Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1921
Leghorn Arthur Leonard, 788 Colombo street, Christchurch

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1922
Leghorn Arthur Leonard, 788 Colombo street, Christchurch




Arthur Leghorn was followed as proprietor by Nicholas Turner who announced in the Press on 5 August 1922 that the studio was under entirely new and expert management. 

Christchurch Telephone Directory 1922
Alva Studio, 788 Colombo Street, 3839D


The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1923
Turner, Nicholas, 788 Colombo street, Christchurch

Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory June 1924
Turner’s Alva Studios, 788 Colombo Street, Christchurch

Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory June 1928
Turner’s Alva Studios, 788 Colombo Street, Christchurch

Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory 1929
Turner Jas, 788 Colombo Street, Christchurch





Mrs Sarah Hight (nee Gudsell) and three sons from left,  Clayton, Lester and Digby about 1914.




"Joan 4 1/2 months"





The inscription on the reverse of this photograph indicates this is Mr and Mrs Paulger. There is a John Wright Paulger (1927) and Annie Elizabeth Paulger (1920) buried in the Sydenham Cemetery.









Nicholas Turner


Press, Volume LVIII, Issue 17531, 12 August 1922, Page 18

Miss Lucy E. Turner, who is retiring from the Alva Studio, Colombo street, prior to her marriage on the 27th inst., was entertained by the staff of the Studio on Friday. Expressions of regret at her leaving, except for the very happy reason, and kindly wishes for her future were voiced. Mr N. Turner, proprietor, on behalf of all concerned, made Miss Turner a very handsome presentation.
Press, Volume LIX, Issue 17798, 25 June 1923, Page 2



 Press, Volume LIX, Issue 17899, 20 October 1923, Page 2


 Press, Volume LIX, Issue 17908, 31 October 1923, Page 2


Press, Volume LX, Issue 17960, 2 January 1924, Page 2 



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