McCARDELL, James Francis

James Francis McCardell
born 1823
died 6 July 1916 Sydney, Australia aged 91 years.

Arrived on the "Castle Eden" 7 February 1851, he married on the voyage to New Zealand on 21 January 1851 to Sarah Collins the Governess of Bishop Jackson's children. She died 1 September 1872 aged 49, he married the following year to Kate Allen. In 1886 they left for Sydney and she died there on 23 May 1891 aged 56 years.

In May 1855 he took out an auctioneers licence and in 1856 started a booksellers and stationers shop. In July 1857 he was advertising he would take photographic portraits by the new collodion process however in 1858 his Lyttelton shop was let.

Lyttelton Times, Volume VII, Issue 472, 13 May 1857, Page 13

MAP of the Southern Alps. — Yesterday Mr McCardell completed a very excellent copy of Dr Haast's map of the Southern Alps, for transmission to the Vienna Exhibition. Twelve choice views among the Alps are illustrated by large photographs on the margin of the map, and the locale of each is marked with red ink. The photographs executed by Messrs Mundy, Sealey, and Pringall are beautiful specimens of the art. - Star , Issue 1533, 29 January 1873, Page 2

At the 1874 Exhibition held in Christchurch McCardell received a Certificate of High Commendation for drawings - The Star, Issue 1928, 9 May 1874, Page 2


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