BLOCH, Theodor Thorlacius



Theodor Thorlacius Bloch
born 30 January 1844, Lønborg Sg, Nørre Horne, Denmark
the son of Jørgen Victor Bloch and Agathe Theodorine Thorlacius [3]
died 3 June 1935, Korumburra, Victoria, Australia

 he was buried at Chewton

he married 
Edith Lena Mary Lawson
eldest daughter of Charles P. Lawson of Port Albert on
27 December 1876 St. John's Church, Port Albert, by the Rev. W. C. Hose [6].
she died 7 April 1916 at Chewton aged 56 [12]

[He was the brother-in-law of the photographer William Brickell Gibbs (1845-1898)]




New Zealand 


 Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXVI, Issue 16, 5 February 1867, Page 2

We have inspected a very interesting group of photographic portraits of his Honor the Superintendent and the Speaker and Members of the Provincial Council, which have lately been taken at Mr Fletcher's studio in Hardy-street by Mr Bloch.

The portrait of the Superintendent, surmounting a view of the Provincial Buildings, occupies the centre of the group, round which are arranged the different members of the Council, diverging, in the same order in which they are seated during the session, from the Speaker, whose portrait forms the apex of the group. The Clerk and Deputy- Clerk of the Council are also very properly included in this "presentment" of the 'patres conscripti' of the province, and all the portraits, with perhaps only two or three exceptions, are most admirable likenesses. The group forms a very acceptable souvenir of the session of 1867, which, doubtless, many will desire to possess.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume II, Issue 198, 24 August 1867, Page 2
 


Colonist, Volume XII, Issue 1159, 3 November 1868, Page 2
[this notice last appeared in the Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle on 17 December 1868







An application was read from Mr Theodore Bloch, asking permission to erect a board in front of his photographic gallery in Trafalgar-street, and was referred to the Public Works Committee.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume III, Issue 265, 7 November 1868, Page 2


Photography, judging from the large number of its professors in this city, must surely be a lucrative, as it is undoubtedly a seductive art. In addition to the two leading photographic establishments, which have achieved quite a colonial reputation for the exquisite specimens of this charming art which they have produced, we have several less pretentious aspirants to popular favor, whose productions testify most satisfactorily to their skill and experience. Among these we may mention Mr Theodore Bloch, who has just returned from Wellington, and opened an establishment in Trafalgar-street, where some beautiful photographs of this city and its environs may be seen, together with others of the scenery on the Manawatu block, of which so much has been heard, and also some interesting portraits of the brave but illfated Major Von Tempsky, and some of the other officers who perished in the sad affair at Te Ruaruru.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume III, Issue 266, 10 November 1868, Page 2


Theodor Bloch last advertised his Trafalgar Street studio on 17 December 1868.

Australia and Europe

PHOTOGRAPHY. MESSRS. GIBBS and BLOCH, Photographic Artists, have great pleasure in announcing to the public that they intend taking artistic photographs at Bairnsdale. As they intend shortly to return to Melbourne their stay in the district must necessarily be limited to a few weeks.
Gippsland Times (Victoria, Australia), Saturday 23 March 1872, page 2.


PHOTOGRAPHY. MESSRS GIBBS and BLOCH, Photographic Artists, have great pleasure in announcing to the public that they intend taking artistic photographs at [illegible word]. As they intend shortly to return to Melbourne their stay in the district most necessarily be limited to a few weeks.

Gippsland Times (Victoria, Australia), Tuesday 26 March 1872, page 2.


We have received from Messrs. Gibbs and Bloch, photographers, who are now making a professional tour through the district, a number of fern tree views taken at Stockyard Creek. They are very well executed, and display an amount of skill and pains highly creditable to the artists.

Gippsland Times (Victoria, Australia), 2 April 1872, page 2.


Stratford Common School ... After the distribution of prizes Messrs. Gibbs and Bloch, now on a tour through the district, photographed the children grouped round the door of the boys' entrance, and the picture produced was excellent in every particular.

Gippsland Times (Victoria, Australia), 6 April 1872, page 3. 



In 1872 Theodor Bloch and William Gibbs returned to Europe. They sailed on the "Lincolnshire" which departed Melbourne on 6 July 1872 for London [14]. They both returned to Victoria in 1874 on the "Loch Katrine". This vessel arrived at Hobson Bay on 18 March 1874 having departed London on 22 December 1873 [15]. William Gibbs again returned to Europe in October 1874 on the "Durham" and married Bloch's sister on 2 February 1875 at Vig, Holbaek, Denmark [16].


The North Eastern Ensign, (Benalla, Vic), 16 October 1874 page 3



 The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser, (Heathcote, Vic), Thursday 17 December 1874, page 3



New Zealand

 Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XI, Issue 22, 24 January 1876, Page 2 

   

 In December 1876 at Port Albert in Victoria, Theodor Bloch married Edith Lena Mary Lawson. He probably arrived back in Nelson with his wife on the "Ringarooma". This vessel  arrived on 18 January 1877 from Melbourne. The newspaper [17] passenger list gives their name as "Block", however the Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1923 [18] gives their name as "Bloch". This index shows their ages as 39 and 36 years, in January 1877 Theodor Bloch was aged 33 years.


Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XIII, Issue 17, 19 January 1878, Page 2


At the English and Continental Photographic Atelier there is on view a large group of the members of the Harmonic Society. The individual photographs are excellent, and the group is well and artistically arranged. Smaller cards containing the photographs in miniature are obtainable.

Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XIII, Issue 22, 25 January 1878, Page 2



Colonist, Volume XX, Issue 2437, 27 August 1878, Page 2


We have received from Mr Bloch two excellent photographs, one carte de visite and the other cabinet size, of the Symons memorial, recently erected in Trafalgar street. The view is taken from near Mr Milner's shop, and includes the Masonic Hall, Savings Bank, &c.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XIV, Issue 195, 16 August 1879, Page 2



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Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XV, Issue 8, 9 January 1880, Page 3


 Colonist, Volume XXIII, Issue 2652, 10 January 1880, Page 2
[this notice continued in the Colonist until 30 December 1880 and the Nelson Evening Mail until 4 January 1881]


NELSON Works of Art.— We have seen in the descriptions of the Sydney Exhibition from the pens of the special correspondents of the principal newspapers of this and the sister Colonies, special reference made to the photographs and paintings of New Zealand scenery. One correspondent writes :—The walls of the New Zealand Court are everywhere decorated with photographs and paintings, most of which represent views of the beautiful mountain scenery for which New Zealand is as famed as Switzerland.

Amongst the most successful exhibitors of photographs are Messrs. Bartlett, of Auckland Wrigglesworth and Binns, of Wellington; Theodor Bloch, of Nelson and W. H. Perkins, of Greymouth.

Mr John Gully's water color drawings on admirable specimen's of his art, and are greatly admired by all who visit the Court.— It is not only gratifying to find our local artists' talents recognised but it is satisfactory to have the scenery in our district brought prominently before the "gaze of the world."

Colonist, Volume XXIII, Issue 2672, 26 February 1880, Page 1



BIRTHS. Bloch.— On the 30th May, at her residence, the wife of Theodor Bloch, of a daughter.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XV, Issue 129, 31 May 1880, Page 2



In June 1880 Bloch's photographs along with other works of art intended for the Melbourne Exhibition were shown at an exhibition at the Masonic Hall to aid the Congregational Church Building Fund:

we may mention a number of very excellent photographs by Mr Bloch; one of these,a panorama of Nelson in four sections, for clearness of detail and general excellence deserves special mention, whilst in some exceedingly pretty scenes on the Maitai the effect was enhanced by the capital effect which the well defined clouds gave the pictures, and altogether we shall be disappointed if Mr Bloch's pictures do not attract considerable notice.
Colonist, Volume XXII, Issue 2712, 3 June 1880, Page 3





Colonist, Volume XXIV, Issue 2842, 5 April 1881, Page 2




Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVI, Issue 156, 2 July 1881, Page 3



Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVI, Issue 163, 11 July 1881, Page 2



THEODOR BLOCH, leaving Nelson early next month, requests that all ACCOUNTS OWING to him be SETTLED.
IF you want to make sure at any time to be able to get COPIES of PICTURES taken by Theodor BLOCH. purchase the Original Plate for One Shilling, before he leaves Nelson, next month.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVI, Issue 208, 1 September 1881, Page 2



Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVI, Issue 230, 27 September 1881, Page 3



 Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVI, Issue 234, 1 October 1881, Page 2


Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVI, Issue 240, 8 October 1881, Page 3



 Colonist, Volume XXV, Issue 2986, 18 October 1881, Page 2




Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVIII, Issue 108, 23 May 1882, Page 2


We understand that Mr C. J. Harley who, after passing an unusually severe examination, was recently admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, has commenced business in Nelson in the premises lately in the occupation of Mr Akersten, photographer, opposite the Telegraph Office. We wish Mr Harley every success.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVIII, Issue 174, 24 July 1883, Page 2


 

Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XX, 28 November 1885, Page 2



Australia

YOUTH, smart, wanted. Theodor Block (sic), bookseller and stationer, 11 Chapel-street, Prahran.
The Argus, Wednesday 1 March 1882, page 1



BIRTHS. Bloch. — On the 7th March, at 11, Chapel street, Prahran, Melbourne, the wife of Theodor Bloch, of a daughter.
Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVII, Issue 77, 25 March 1882, Page 2



Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XVII, Issue 193, 30 August 1882, Page 3



Mr. Theodor Block notifies the public of Camperdown and district that, he is now erecting a photographic gallery in Parker's buildings, Manifold street, where work will be done equal to that in Melbourne.
Camperdown Chronicle (Victoria, Australia), Wednesday 12 January 1887, page 2


Mr. Bloch, the local photographer, has been very successful in the views he has taken of scenery in and around Camper down. The picture of the new railway bridge at Terang is exceptionally fine, almost every spar in it being distinctly shown. Mr. Bloch has also taken some excellent views of the township from different points, the true artist being apparent in the situations that have been chosen.
Camperdown Chronicle, 16 March 1887, Page 2

Mr. Theodore Block (sic), photographer, will visit Camperdown to-day and to-morrow for the last time this year.
Camperdown Chronicle, Tuesday 3 December 1889, page 2
 
Photography.
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY.THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY,
November 19, 30, 21, 22, and 23,
I WILL TAKE PHOTOS.
At the Old Place,
PARKER'S BUILDINGS,
Manifold Street, Camperdown
Theodor Bloch.
Camperdown Chronicle, Saturday 16 November 1889, page 3

PHOTOGRAPHY. Tuesday, January 25, 1887. I WILL OPEN my new Photographic Atelier in Parker's Building, Manifold Street. All work in best style. Please call to inspect and get particulars. THEODOR BLOCH.
Camperdown Chronicle, Saturday 12 February 1887, page 3


A lady named Mrs Gibbs died at the residence of Mr T. Bloch, the local photographer, on Friday evening. Deceased come to Colac on a visit for a change of air. About a fortnight ago she became seriously ill with hemorrhage from the stomach, and kept gradually sinking until death supervened. She was a sister to Mr Bloch. Her husband resides in Queensland. Her remains were buried in the local cemetery on Sunday.
The Colac Herald, Tuesday 22 May 1894, page 2



The Colac Herald (Victoria, Australia), Tuesday 14 July 1896, page 2



The Colac Herald, Friday 14 August 1896, page 2


The Colac Herald, Friday 18 September 1896, page 3


 Mr T. Bloch who was a photographer at Sale in the seventies is on a visit to his son, Mr O. Block, of the telephone department at Sale. Mr Bloch was married in 1876 to Miss Lawson, daughter of Mr C. R. Lawson, head teacher of Stratford State school, and he has a vivid recollection of his honeymoon trip in the old coaching days. It was Mr Bloch's custom to travel round Port Albert, Dargo, Stratford, Sale and Maffra, taking view, and selling them in the various towns. Although Mr Bloch is is advanced in years he is still hale and hearty.
Gippsland Times, Monday 15 June 1925, page 6

issue of Theodor Thorlacius Bloch and Edith Lawson
1. Rebecca Cecilie Bloch born 8 January 1878 at Nelson, New Zealand [10], reg 1878/1516 as "Block", married Richard Nicol Bowman or Bowmann [21], son Richard Nicol Theodore Bowman.

2. Agathe Gertrude Elisa Bloch born 30 May(?) 1880 at Nelson, New Zealand [9], reg 1880/10208 as "Block", died 31 July 1950 at Korumburra Bush Nursing Hospital [19] 

3. Lena Edith Bloch born 7 March 1882 at 11 Chapel Street, Prahran, Melbourne [11], married Herbert Georg Fuller [21].

4. Theodora Mina Bloch born 22 January 1884, Melbourne [12], married Benjamin Hands M. Master [21].


5. Victor Charles Bloch born 26 July 1887 at his residence Cobden Road,
Camperdown, [8], died 27 June 1945 at Melbourne. Husband of Bertha Gilman and father of Charles, Marjorie, Shirley, Brenda, Joan and Victor [20]. 

6. Charles Hugh Bloch, born 10 December 1888 in Colac, Victoria, Australia [21], married Elise Oline Coombs [21].

7. Olga Marie Bloch, born 8 January 1892 in Colac, Victoria, Australia married Harold Guerne [21].

8. Olaf Lawson Bloch, born 25 September 1893 in Colac, Victoria, Australia [22], died 2 June, 1937, at Yarram, Victoria aged 43 years, married Jean Crockett Brown and father of Robert Bloch. [22]



source
[1] The Argus (Melbourne) Tuesday 4 June 1935, page 1. 

[2] Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XIII, Issue 17, 19 January 1878, Page 2
[3] Ancestry.com
[4] Family Search, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sains
[5] Colonist, Volume XLI, Issue 9244, 8 August 1898, Page 2

[6] Marriage.  BLOCH—LAWSON. — On the 27th ult, at St. John's Church, Port Albert, by the Rev. W. C. Hose, Lieutenant Theodore Bloch, of Nelson, N.Z., second son of the Ven. Provst Bloch, of Vig, Denmark, to Edith, eldest daughter of Charles P. Lawson, Port Albert.
The Argus (Melbourne) 2 Jan 1877: page 1

[7] none
[8] Camperdown Chronicle, Wednesday 3 August 1887, page 2
[9] The Argus, Wednesday 2 June 1880 page 1
[10] The Argus, Wednesday 16 January 1878, page 1
[11] The Argus, Friday 10 March 1882, page 1
[12] The Argus, Thursday 24 January 1884, page 1
[13] The Colac Herald, Tuesday 22 May 1894, page 2
[14] Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1923
BLOCK     T     28     LINCOLNSHIRE     JUL     1872     LONDON     JUL     1872     004
GIBBS     W B     26     LINCOLNSHIRE     JUL     1872     LONDON     JUL     1872     004

[15] Index to Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists to Victoria 1852-1923
BLOCK     THEODORE     29     MAR     1874     LOCH KATRINE     B     325     001
GIBBS     W A     29     MAR     1874     LOCH KATRINE     B     325     001

[16] Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1923 
 GIBBS     W B     30     DURHAM     OCT     1874     LONDON     OCT     1874     005
[17] Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XII, Issue 16, 18 January 1877, Page 2

[18] Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1923
[19] The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), Wednesday 2 August 1950 page 14
[20] The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), Friday 29 June 1945 page 2
[21] Ancestry.com
[22] The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria), Saturday 5 June 1937 page 7

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