CARTER, Norah



Norah Carter



 born 15 April 1881, reg. 1881/3414, 
youngest daughter of Anna Margaret Begg and Richard Carter (Secretary and Inspector of Customs), niece of Sam Begg, artist for the London Illustrated News.
died 8 February 1966 (1) Sydney, Australia, reg.  698/1966 aged 84 years



Christchurch, Wardell's Building, Cashel Street - 1907
Gisborne, McKee's Buildings, Gladstone Road - July 1910 to March 1919

succeeded in Gisborne by Hubert Charles Northwood in 1919

In the South Kensington Science and Art Examinations of 1901, Nora Carter of the Wellington Technical School received first class passes in "freehand drawing of ornament" and drawing of "light and shade"
Evening Post, Volume LXI, Issue 35, 12 February 1901, page 4

In the art examinations in 1903 Norah Carter of Wellington received passes in "model" second class and "geometrical drawing" first class.
Evening Post, Volume LXV, Issue 77, 1 April 1903, page 6



Wardell's Building, Cashel Street, Christchurch
1907 and 1908

 

Press, Volume LXIII, Issue 12938, 18 October 1907, Page 1
advertised in The Press until 10 January 1908 

As will be seen by a notification elsewhere, Miss Norah Carter, who has been studying in Melbourne for some time has opened a studio for miniature painting and photography in Wardell's Buildings [Christchurch].
Press, Volume LXIII, Issue 12938, 18 October 1907, page 9.

above - Wardell's Building, Cashel Street, Christchurch
from postcard by Fergusson and Taylor & Co.



 McKee's Buildings, Gladstone Road, Gisborne
July 1910 to March 1919


Miss Norah Carter, of Kelburne, is leaving shortly for Gisborne, where she intends to open a studio.
Dominion, Volume 3, Issue 847, 20 June 1910, page 3


 Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXVII, Issue 12194, 9 July 1910


 
 Young girl standing, circa 1910-1923, Gisborne, 
by Norah Carter. 
Purchased 2013. Te Papa (O.040811)
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa


 Young girl smiling, circa 1910-1923, Gisborne, 
by Norah Carter. 
Purchased 2013. Te Papa (O.040812)
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa


 Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 14175, 18 December 1916


Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIV, Issue 14224, 16 February 1917, page 1



 Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14549, 9 March 1918, page 1



Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLV, Issue 14671, 3 August 1918



Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLVI, Issue 14856, 8 March 1919


 above - an unidentified woman photographed by Norah Carter, Gisborne.


Family 
Mr Richard Carter's rather sudden death on Saturday evening has been a great blow to his many friends. Very great sympathy is felt for his widow, who is a sister of Mr Sam Begg, the famous black and white artist, and for his children, several of whom are serving their country.

It is only a few weeks since news arrived that Sergt.  Rothwell Carter, the third son, had been killed in France. This son saw service in the Boer War. Two other sons are serving in France, and the eldest Mr. Francis Carter, a mining engineer, is married and lives on the West Coast. The eldest daughter, Miss Kathleen Carter, was trained as a nurse in the Wellington Hospital, and went away long ago on one of the New Zealand hospital ships. She is now nursing at Brocklehurst. The second daughter, Miss Shiela Carter is with her mother at Kelburn, and the third,  Miss Nora Carter, who inherited some of the talent which has made her uncle famous, is a successful photographer in  Gisborne, and has come down this week to be with her people.
Free Lance, Volume XVII, Issue 896, 14 September 1917, page 17




Obituary
Mr. Richard Carter. 
Mr. Richard Carter, of Kelburn Parade, formerly Secretary and Inspector of Customs, died on Saturday evening, much to the regret of a large circle of friends by whom he was held in the very highest esteem. The deceased, who was seventy-two years of age, suffered from a weak heart, but was about as usual on Saturday. In the afternoon he was out walking with Mrs. Carter. After tea he went into the sitting-room, and shortly afterwards his wife found him there in an unconscious condition. An hour later he died.

The late Mr. Carter was a native of London, and when nineteen years of age left England [in 1864] for Lyttelton in the sailing ship Countess of Seafield. [see Press, Volume IV, Issue 510, 17 June 1864] At one stage of the voyage fearfully rough weather was experienced, and all the officers and crew, with the exception of the captain and a seaman, the latter of whom was laid up with an injured hand, were washed overboard and drowned. A number of the passengers, including Mr. Carter, assisted the captain and the seaman to navigate the ship to Hobart.  The work was most arduous, and all on board were devoutly thankful when the voyage was completed.

Mr. Carter, on landing at Hobart, proceeded to Christchurch. In 1865 he entered the Customs Department at Hokitika, and was stationed there and at Greymouth during the next four years. He was then transferred to Napier, where he remained for twenty years.

In 1892 he was appointed landing surveyor at Dunedin, and three years later he came to Wellington in a similar capacity. Subsequently he held the position of Collector at Nelson, Christchurch, and Wellington. In 1909 he succeeded Mr. W. T. Glasgow as Secretary and Inspector of Customs, and in the following year he retired on superannuation.

The deceased, who was held in the greatest esteem, has left a widow, three sons, and three daughters. His third son, Sergeant Richard R. Carter, who was a member of the African Forces, was through the German West African campaign, and at its conclusion went to Egypt, and from thence to France, where he was killed in action on April 12 last.

The other sons are Sergeant W. W. Carter, of the Engineers, who left with the Main Body. Sapper Carlile Carter (Engineers, 9th Reinforcements), and Mr. Francis Carter who is in charge of a gold dredge working near Hokitika. The eldest daughter is a sister in Brockenhurst Military Hospital, England; another daughter has a photographic studio in Gisborne, and the other is living with her mother.

The late Mr. Carter was an old member of the Wellington Bowling Club, and, as a mark of respect the flag over the clubhouse was flown at half-mast yesterday.

Dominion, Volume 10, Issue 3187, 11 September 1917, page 4



Richard Carter died 8 September 1917 at his residence, 44 Kelburn Parade, Wellington aged 72 years.

Children of Anna Margaret Begg and Richard Carter.

1. Francis Napier Carter of Hilltop near Sydney, farmer, born 17 July 1875 Napier, birth reg. 1875/11475, died 10 May 1942 at Bowral, NSW.   
 

2. Warrand Wilson Carter, clerk, House of Representatives, born 6 July 1876 Napier, birth reg. 1876/16408, died 5 January 1934 London.       


3. Richard Rothwell Carter, born 5 September 1877 Napier, birth reg. 1877/17226, killed 12 April 1917 France, South African Infantry, 4th Reg. aged 39 years, served in the Boer War and the First World War.     

4. Kathleen Carter, Sister, New Zealand Army Nursing Service, World War One,  sailed in the New Zealand Hospital Ship "Maheno" 10 July 1915 for Egypt and then transferred to Brockenhurst, England, born 30 October 1878, birth reg. 1878/16753, died 6 May 1935 Wellington. 

5. Sheila Mary Carter, born 25 January 1880, birth reg. 1880/2320, died 6 September 1969 (2), Sydney, Australia reg. 5772/1969. 

6. Norah Carter born 15 April 1881, birth reg. 1881/3414 , died 8 February 1966 (1), Sydney, Australia, reg. 698/1966.

7. Carlile Carter of Lower Hutt, gentleman, born 23 September 1882, birth reg. 1882/18244, died 16 December1975, reg. 1975/48497, married 23 December 1915 at St John's Church, Wellington to Louise Elder, reg. 1915/5158. 


OBITUARY
MISS KATHLEEN CARTER
Very many friends will have heard with grief of the death of Miss Kathleen Carter at her home at Seatoun. Miss Carter has been a member of the Wellington Plunket nursing staff since 1927. She was trained at the Wellington Hospital and the Alexandra Home, was on active service in Egypt and England from 1915 to 1919. Her death makes a gap in the ranks of returned army sisters.

Miss Carter was regarded with deep respect and affection by her committee, her colleagues, and co-workers. Keenly sensitive to social injustice or wrong of any kind Miss Carter's sympathies were always with the oppressed or distressed, and many will have reason to remember her practical kindnesses and help. Retiring and reserved, few knew the extent of her work, but it will live long in the memory of the mothers she worked among and the committee and nurses who were her fellow workers.
Evening Post, Volume CXIX, Issue 108, 9 May 1935, page 19


(1) State Archives NSW, Probate Packets, Norah Carter - Date of Death 08/02/1966, Granted on 13/04/1966, item number Series 4-609365
(2State Archives NSW, Probate Packets, Sheila Mary Carter - Date of Death 06/09/1969, Granted on 22/06/1970, Item number Series 4-691117


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