WARBURTON, Ralph



Ralph Warburton
 born 1915 Invercargill - died 2007



Franz Josef Glacier


Franz Josef Glacier 

 

  Gallery Gorge, N.Z


Fox Glacier Hotel


(below - Red Lake : Mount Cook)
IN THE 1940s, and while in his 30s, Ralph Warburton fell in love with the mountains. He gave up his job of watchmaker and trained as a glacier guide, later becoming official photographer for glacier parties at Franz Josef. His family formed and grew up in the tiny South Westland village, a remote spot before the Haast highway was put through years later. He died in 2007 aged 92 years.

See Bob McKerrow blog




Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory 1950

Warburton R. J. Franz Josef Glacier, Westland
Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory 1951
Warburton R. J. Franz Josef Glacier, Westland
Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory 1953
Warburton R. J. Franz Josef Glacier, Westland
Stone's Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough and Westland Directory 1955

Warburton R. J. Franz Josef Glacier, Westland

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