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All newspaper articles and advertisements are from Papers Past - National Library of New Zealand or Trove - National Library of Australia unless otherwise stated.

Photographer's negatives - the most common question I am asked relates to the current location of photographer's negatives - see this post.

I'm not able to provide any information about photographers other than that on this site. I'm am also not able to date photographs or assist you in identifying people in photographs you may have. I am unable to assist in locating the current location of business records or negatives of any photographer.

I recommend the Auckland City Library's website for more information about New Zealand photographers - http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/photographers/basic_search.htm




Old Index - here



Allen, Charles John



Charles John Allen
born 24 March 1883, Warwick, Queensland, Australia, son of James George Allen and Esther Jane Grayson, died 31 August 1930 [1] at the residence of Mr E. F. Voitre, an old friend, 161 Albert Street, Palmerston North aged 47 years, buried 1 September 1930, block 51, plot 18, Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North.
married 1stly 1910, reg. 1910/2749 Sophie Florence Machirus, married 2ndly 1926, reg. 1926/4848 Emma Louisa Scott


photograph - Palmerston North City Council


Obituary
Very sincere sympathy will be felt for Mr Charles J. Allen, of Palmerston North, in the death of his wife, the sad event taking place at his residence, Carroll street, on Friday evening last. The late Mrs Allen, who was of a bright and amiable disposition, had made many friends, who will sincerely regret her demise. Decease had been in ill-health for a considerable time but had borne her suffering with Christian fortitude, never complaining. Besides her husband, deceased leaves five little children, and also two brothers, Messrs Fred and Paul McHirus, to mourn their loss.
Manawatu Standard, Volume XLIII, Issue 1877, 29 July 1920


Manawatu Times, Volume LV, Issue 7319, 1 September 1930

issue:
1. Ernest Charles Allen born circa 1912 reg. 1912/19180 
2. Edna Jean Allen born circa 1914 reg. 1914/11349
3. Leslie William Allen born circa 1915 reg. 1915/25110 
4. Grayson Roy Allen born circa 1916 reg. 1916/26119 
5. Lorna Esther Allen born circa 1918 reg. 1918/9784  
                      


Palmerston North
Coleman Place
February 1917 to about February 1919

succeeded John Edwin Lewis February 1917. Lewis repurchased the studio in October 1919.





Manawatu Times, Volume XL, Issue 13675, 3 February 1917 
[this notice continued in the Manawatu Times until 10 February 1917. A similar notice continued in the Manawatu Standard until 18 May 1917]


Evening Post, Volume XCIII, Issue 147, 21 June 1917




Palmerston North
Crown Studios
 1920

In 1920 it appears that Charles John Allen was employed by Ernest Richard Whalley at Crown Studios, in Palmerston North.
 
Manawatu Standard, Volume XLIII, Issue 1928, 28 September 1920



Palmerston North
Broadway
1924



Manawatu Times, Volume XLVIII, Issue 2412, 3 July 1924
 

Reinforcement Camp, 1915, Trentham
C. Allen, Photo


 World War I soldiers outside tents at Trentham Military camp, Upper Hutt, Wellington. 
Ref: 1/1-017536-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23074704
 


Electoral Rolls:
Palmerston Roll 1911 - no. 85 Allen, Charles John, 27 Terrace Street, photographer
Palmerston Roll 1914 - no. 87 Allen, Charles John, 27 Terrace Street, photographer
Palmerston Roll 1919 - no. 107 Allen, Charles John, 25 Carroll Street, Photographer
Palmerston Roll 1928 - no. 130 Allen, Charles John, 9 Hereford Street, Photographer


[1] not 5 November 1948 as show in Ancestry.com

CLIFFORD, Robert




Robert Clifford
born about 1843 England - died 16 January 1906 Dunedin, New Zealand



Robert Clifford by Clifford & Co., Dunedin


Robert Clifford born circa 1843 England youngest son of Margaret and George Clifford [shipwright], London, arrived New Zealand before December 1869, died 16 January 1906 Dunedin aged 63 years, buried 18 January 1906, Southern Cemetery.

Married 1stly 31 May 1871, reg. 1871/6228, Jane Malcolm born circa 1850, only daughter of the late John Malcolm, Canterbury, died at her home in Fernhill Street, Dunedin in 1888 aged 38 years.

On the 31st of May, at [Wesleyan] Trinity Church, by the Rev. A. Reid, Robert, youngest son of Mr. George Clifford, London, to Janet, only daughter of the late Mr. John Malcolm of Canterbury.
Evening Star, Volume IX, Issue 2586, 1 June 1871



issue with Janet Malcolm:
1. Henry Herbert Clifford [photographer] born 1 May 1872 Dunedin, reg. 1872/35824, died
19 February 1949 aged 76 years, reg, 1949/18041, buried Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, block 17, plot 343, married 24 July 1915, reg. 1915/4265 Annette Mary Eleanor Jane Thomas, born 5 November 1881, reg. 1881/13028, died 28 April 1968 aged 86 years, reg. 1968/30602, buried Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, block 17, plot 343, daughter of John Woodill Thomas and Elizabeth Bates.
issue:
1a. Robert Henry Clifford, service number 391341 Royal New Zealand Air Force, born 14 April 1916, reg. 1916/4062, died 23 August 1940 from injuries at Oxford, England aged 24 years, death registered NZ reg. 1945/15784, buried Harwell Cemetery, Berkshire, grave 609
1b. Garth Ogilvie Clifford [solicitor] born 27 July 1917, reg. 1917/4193, died 27 January 1981, Christchurch, reg. 1981/43827, married circa 1949 Mary Ida Cowlishaw   
1c. Alister Bertrum Clifford [or Allister Bertrum Clifford] born 30 December 1918, reg. 1919/5589, died 15 or 17 January 1940, reg. 1940/22757, [cemetery and death registration indicate date of death as 15 January, however newspaper death notice and headstone indicates 17 January], buried 19 January 1940 Bromley Cemetery, block 17, plot 343

2. Arthur Bertram Clifford born 12 July 1877, reg. 1877/8884, died 27 November 1911 at 3 Maitland Street, Dunedin aged 34 years, reg. 1911/8881, married 20 December 1904, reg. 1904/4597 Agnes Hair Churchill, born 24 September 1877 Dunedin, reg. 1877/9033, died 14 July 1963 Dunedin aged 85 years, reg. 1963/23779, daughter of William Churchill and Ann Spiers Hair, no issue found.

3. Eva Frances Clifford born 22 October 1879, reg. 1879/9049, died 9 October 1961 Dunedin Public Hospital, aged 82 years, reg. 1961/37742, married 29 November 1905, reg. 1905/4211, Percy Edward Wilson he died 10 August 1945 Dunedin aged 72 years, reg. 1945/24808, no issue found.

4. Robert Clifford born 5 March 1881, reg. 1881/5154, died 7 August 1908 at his residence, 33 Peter Street, Caversham, Dunedin after a long illness aged 27 years, reg. 1908/6782, buried Southern Cemetery, Dunedin, married 28 November 1906, reg. 1906/4610, Jessie Fox born circa 1884, reg. 1884/15892, died 1 August 1959 Dunedin aged 75 years, reg. 1959/31138, daughter of Hugh Fox [quarryman] and Jane Bulloch, married 2ndly 1922, reg. 1922/8969 John George Stewart.
issue:
4a. Edith May Clifford "Maisie" born 4 April 1908, reg. 1908/11052, died 10 April 1984, reg. 1984/47215, married 4 December 1937, reg. 1937/14221 Leslie Whyte Edginton son of William Edginton and Annie Kennedy Whyte, children, Leslie Edginton and Patricia Edginton.

5. Spencer Clifford born 18 May 1883, reg. 1883/1064, died 7 January 1891 Dunedin Hospital, aged 7 years, 7 months. 

6. Kate Constance Clifford born 21 November 1887, reg. 1888/12681, died 19 August 1907 aged 19 years at her residence, 107 Union Street, Dunedin, reg. 1907/6750


Married 2ndly 14 October 1889, in the Office of the Registrar of Marriages, Dunedin, reg. 1889/3375, witnessed by Hermann Bruhl [storeman] and Auguste Bruhl of Dunedin, Clara Gotte, born circa 1866, Paderborn, Prussia, daughter of Franz Gotte [accountant] and Johanna Schroder, [possibly same person as Clara Louise Goette born 5 April 1866, bapt 29 April 1866, Paderborn, Prussia, daughter of Franz Joseph Goette and Johanna Schroeder],
issue with Clara Gotte:

7. Hilda Clifford born 3 March 1890, reg. 1890/8258, died 17 November 1903 at her parents' residence, Eskvale Street, Musselburgh, Dunedin aged 13 years and 8 months, reg. 1903/8193


8. George Clifford born 10 October 1892, reg. 1892/13806, died 2 February 1893 aged 4 months, reg. 1893/1757

9. Eugene Clifford born 19 July 1894, reg. 1894/11091, died 18 December 1917 Hamilton aged 24 years, reg. 1917/6634, married 17 February 1915, reg. 1915/8755 Blanche Elsie Iles born 27 March 1896, reg. 1896/16182, died 18 February 1976, reg. 1976/26172, daughter of Arthur James Iles [photographer] and Ripeka Rangimahora Parani Ututaonga ("Rangi") also known as Rebecca Elsie Utuatonga or Puckey, she married 2ndly 31 May 1923 Rotorua, reg. 1923/8647 Daniel Arthur Dinneen, born 7 November 1898, reg. 1898/11584, died 11 May 1988, reg. 1988/32395 [date of birth shown as 1 November 1988 at time of registration of death], son of Harriet Louise Shalders and John Dinneen
issue:
9a. Nola Clifford born 22 April 1915, reg, 1915/18707, died 15 November 1997, reg, 1997/45310, married 17 August 1935, reg. 1935/3580 George Pirrit Green [farmer], born 14 September 1915, reg. 1915/12170, son of Margaret Glen Pirrit and Edward Langley Green, died 27 May 1974 aged 56 years, reg. 1974/29135, buried Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland, Cremation Lawn Division B, row 1, plot 99, father of Rodger, Bruce and Bonnie.
9b. Elsie Constance Clifford born 15 June 1916, reg. 1916/18774, died 2 September 1931 aged 15 years, reg. 1931/7081 

10. Leopold Clifford [or Claude Leo Clifford / Claud Leo Clifford], born 23 September 1896 Dunedin, reg. 1896/5005, died 7 July 1970, New South Wales, Australia, buried Rookwood General Cemetery, NSW [1915 banana planter employed by R. Clifford, Rarotonga and later Clerk C.S.R. Company, Fiji], married 1929 N.S.W., Wilga Eileen Stirling nee Leese [she was previously married to Sydney Coverdale Watson a well known actor under his stage name Sydney Stirling], born 1897, Sydney, New South Wales, daughter of Alfred Leese [photographer] and Eileen Marie Rowe [or Eileen Mercy Rowe], died December 1953 aged 53 years, then of 685 New South Head Road, Rose Bay, cremated. 



 Robert Clifford


Robert Clifford by Robert Clifford, Otago Portrait Gallery



 Robert Clifford
Clifford & Son (Dunedin): Portrait of Robert Clifford Esq. Ref: PA3-0039. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22851892


Dunedin
from about 1869-1892

 

Otago Daily Times, Issue 2447, 9 December 1869


Photography. We have been shown some photographs of Home dramatic artists, beautifully colored by Messrs Clifford and Clifton. We confess to a long-felt weakness in favor of uncolored photographs, as much of the roundness and delicate halftone is usually destroyed by the application of color; but we most candidly avow that the photographs submitted to us are free from this common defect, and are decidedly improved by color. These pictures are on view at their studio, Fleet street, and are in every way worthy a visit.
Evening Star, Volume VIII, Issue 2097, 25 January 1870


In July 1871 Robert Clifford of Fleet Street, a member of the Loyal Alexandra Lodge of the Ancient Independent Order of Oddfellows, presented the Lodge with a frame containing photographs of the retiring officers.
Otago Witness, Issue 1025, 22 July 1871, Page 3

Otago Witness, Issue 1081, 17 August 1872, Page 13



Otago Daily Times, Issue 3591, 8 August 1873, Page 4


Photography is an art which has been very successfully prosecuted in Dunedin, as well as in other Australasian cities. We have frequently had occasion to notice the beautiful pictures produced in the studio of Messrs Burton Brothers, and we recently noticed the splendid photographic gallery fitted up for the proprietors of the London Rooms by Mr Reichelt.

We have now much pleasure in noticing that Messrs Clifford, Morris, and Co., of the Otago Portrait Gallery, are determined not to be outdone either in the fitting up of their studio, or in the style of executing their work. They have just erected, at no inconsiderable expense, a second studio, which is situated on the ground floor, and supplied with every requisite for the production of good pictures. A most important adjunct is a set of new patent instruments just received from Messrs J. H. Dalmeyer and Co., which enable them to overcome entirely the difficulty of lengthened exposure — a very great desideratum in photographing children and persons of a nervous temperament. Another improvement introduced is the Rembrandt process, by which the portraits are shaded in a very striking and peculiar manner.

Otago Daily Times, Issue 3593, 11 August 1873

 
We thank Messrs Clifford and Morris for their very admirable photographs of the Hon. S. D. Hastings [Samuel Dexter Hastings], received from them to-day. Whether considered as works of art or striking likenesses, they are equally excellent. The artist has chosen two positions, which, combined, form a complete picture of Mr Hastings.
Evening Star, Issue 3758, 10 March 1875


Royal Arcade, Dunedin

The completion of the shops on the newly erected side of Fleet street, or as it is now called "the Royal Arcade," is being rapidly pushed on under the personal supervision of Mr Farley. The total length of the Arcade is 330 feet, and as it is now asphalted from one side to another, a width of 30 feet, and is roofed over, it is in its improved condition a place where one may agreeably go a-shopping, or enjoy a promenade. Altogether, including the buildings at the corners, there are 31 shops in the Arcade.

Midway from each end a three storey erection rises extending over the pathway. This tall building is being fitted up as a photographic gallery for Messrs Clifford and Morris, and as it is roofed with glass and rises above the surrounding buildings its lighting cannot by any circumstance be injured. The shops on the newly built side have each a basement floor for storing and unpacking goods, an accommodation which those occupying them will appreciate, and in the rear of them, there is a passage leading to the street.

Adding to hotels has been for some time the order of the day in Dunedin, and the Arcade corner building, next to the Bull and Mouth, has now been mads part of the latter hotel, and will be used as a bar. It is intended to have a grand opening of "the Royal Arcade" on Monday night next, on which occasion there is to be a promenade concert, the proceeds of which will be for the benefit of the Benevolent Institution.
Otago Daily Times, Issue 4266, 20 October 1875, Page 2


 Farley’s Royal Arcade in the early 1870s, the junction of Maclaggan and Rattray Streets in the foreground - Otago Settlers Museum collection 


Sydney Intercolonial Exhibition.
... Messrs Clifford and Morris have prepared two cases of specimen photographs for the Sydney Exhibition. The photographs consist of 12 cabinet photographs and 24 cartes de visite, and are plainly but neatly mounted. The subjects are very well chosen, and although the number of specimens has been limited to 36, there is no lack of variety, almost every style being represented. Great taste has been shown in the tinting and in the suitability of the backgrounds to the subjects. The snow pictures are a specialty introduced by Messrs Clifford and Morris into New Zealand, and all the photographs have been so artistically produced that it is by no means improbable their merit will be recognised by the judges of the department in which they will be shown.

Otago Witness, Issue 1449, 30 August 1879


The following further Exhibition awards are published: — Second prizes — Chamber of Commerce (Oamaru), for photographs of Oamaru; N. K. Cherrill (Christchurch), Clifford and Morris (Dunedin), and L. J. Taylor (of Motueka, Nelson), for photographs. Third prizes — J. Bragge (of Wellington), W. B. Gibbs (Wellington), and Burton (of Dunedin), for photographs.
Otago Witness, Issue 1527, 12 February 1881


Mr Clifford (of the firm of Clifford and Morris, Royal Arcade, Dunedin) intimates that he is about to establish a branch of his well-known photographic studios in Lawrence. He purposes making a short stay, and should sufficient inducement offer, he will make periodical visits. The reputation Mr Clifford enjoys as a photographic artist is well-known, and is a sufficient guarantee that all work entrusted to him will be executed in a highly-finished style.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XVI, Issue 970, 5 September 1883


Mr Morris, the well-known photographer of George-street, Dunedin, notifies through our advertising columns that he has no connection in any way with Mr Clifford, the photographer, who intends to visit Lawrence at an early date. The firm of Clifford and Morris was dissolved about three years ago— Mr Clifford electing to carry on the business in the Arcade and Mr Morris removing to George-street. In a paragraph which appeared in our Wednesday's issue referring to Mr Clifford's contemplated professional visit to Lawrence, the word "late" (of the late firm of Clifford and Morris) was accidentally omitted.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XVI, Issue 971, 8 September 1883


In 1884 the Oamaru studio completed a photograph which included portraits of the officers of the post and telegraph offices:

We have to thank the Officers of the Oamaru post and telegraph offices for a clearly taken well finished photograph, containing miniature portraits of themselves. The card is prettily embellished with elegant devices in flowers and ferns, and the likenesses are remarkably true to the originals, that of the postmaster, Mr Hutton, very properly occupying the place of honor. Views of the breakwater and of the old post-office, and of the new one now nearly finished, are given in the card, which is therefore a photographic work of interest to more than those who happen to be personally depicted upon it. The artists are Messrs Clifford.

North Otago Times, Volume XXVIII, Issue 3639, 2 May 1884, Page 2


Evening Star, Issue 8968, 29 October 1892



Evening Star, Issue 10248, 25 February 1897 
[this notice continued in the Evening Star until 2 March 1897]





R. Clifford
Portrait Painter, Photographer
7 & 8 Fleet Street, Dunedin 










 

The Otago School of Photography
Clifford and Clifton
7 & 8 Fleet Street, Dunedin
from 24 January 1870 to 1 April 1870


 Notice of Partnership. I hereby give notice, that I have this day taken into partnership Mr G. F. Clifton in the business hitherto carried on by me at the School of Photography, No, 7 and 8, Fleet street, Dunedin. ROBERT CLIFFORD. 24th January, 1870.

Cartes de Visite. Portraits for the Million. Photographs taken in first-class style, 8s per half-dozen; extra copies, and copies of English and Foreign Theatrical and other Celebrities, Is each. Fcpc by post to any part of the Colonies. CLIFFORD & CLIFTON, School of Photography, No. 7 and 8, Fleet street, Dunedin. N.B.—Specimens on view.

Evening Star, Volume VIII, Issue 2097, 25 January 1870


Dissolution of partnership. This is to certify that the Partnership hitherto existing as Clifford and Clifton, Photographic Artists, Fleet street, Dunedin, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent. (Signed) G. F.Clifton, Robert Clifford. Witness--H. W. Murray.
Evening Star, Volume VIII, Issue 2154, 1 April 1870








Otago Portrait Gallery
 R. Clifford 
Fleet Street, Dunedin



"Miss Ross, the Taieri Fasting Girl"





Robert Clifford by Robert Clifford, Otago Portrait Gallery.













R. Clifford
Artist
Fleet Street, Dunedin







R. Clifford
Artist
Fleet Street (Arcade), Dunedin





R. Clifford and Co
Artists
Fleet Street, Dunedin

 














Clifford & Morris
Fleet Street, Dunedin, N.Z.

 This advertising carte de visite for Clifford & Morris provided courtesy of 
Smith's Bookshop Tannery Emporium, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch 8023.



John Richard Morris, born circa 1854 Manchester, England, died 29 June 1919 at his residence, George Street, Dunedin aged 65 years, reg.1919/6776





 




 
 
 
 
 
 

  
Clifford & Morris
Artists
Fleet Street, Dunedin, N.Z.

Reverse with border




 


 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 



Reverse without border






 


 

 



  

  

 
 


above - Mr. J. Dennistoun, 
Haldon Station Partner, 1867-1878, Peel Forest 1878-1921.


 
 
 




The following photographs will date to after February 1876 when Clifford and Morris moved to the Royal Arcade.
  
Clifford Morris and Co.
 Photographers
Royal Arcade, Dunedin
Robert Clifford, John Richard Morris and Charles Spencer







 
Clifford, Morris and Co.
Artists
Fleet Street, Dunedin
Robert Clifford, John Richard Morris and Charles Spencer

 

 

 

 



The chair and table shown in this studio are not seen in other Clifford, Morris & Co. photographs and this may indicate this is a copy of a photograph made by them by another photographer.



 











Clifford Morris and Co
Artists
Royal Arcade, Dunedin, N.Z.

Robert Clifford, John Richard Morris and Charles Spencer
 to 18 July 1877


Evening Star, Issue 4488, 18 July 1877









 
 
 
   
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 






















Clifford & Morris
Artists
Royal Arcade, Dunedin, N.Z.


reverse with boarder




 above - Mrs G. G. Sanders (?)


no reverse boarder









above - R. Johnston - Green Island

reverse with boarder


 




above - Bella Hislop





above - Mr. Melville Gray
[previously in the collection of James Younger] 




above - Charles White













Clifford & Morris
Royal Arcade, Dunedin, N.Z.
[the word "Artists" has been dropped]











above - John Edmonds























above - Agnes Gourley - Mrs Ross, Dunedin






Clifford & Morris
Royal Arcade and George Street
Dunedin, N.Z.





above - [Miss or Mrs] Frame, Dunedin




Reginald Herbert Webb
[born 1879] 
May 1880












 
Clifford & Morris
Royal Arcade
Dunedin, N.Z.
[words "Morris" and "& George Street" deleted]
after September 1881





















Clifford & Co
Arcade, Dunedin &
Thames St., Oamaru, N.Z.
  Open in Oamaru in premises previously occupied by Ferrier and Rock on 14 November 1883
succeeded in Oamaru by Joseph Thomson Henry about 1887
previously assistant with Clifford and Morris, Dunedin

Messrs R. Clifford and Co., of Dunedin, who have gained an extensive reputation as photographers, will open a branch establishment in Oamaru on the 14th inst. in the studio lately occupied by Messrs Ferrier and Rock.
North Otago Times, Volume XXVIII, Issue 3486, 8 November 1883, Page 2


In November 1883 the Oamaru Borough Council declined Clifford's application to erect a two-sided sign-board over his shop in Thames Street.
North Otago Times, Volume XXVIII, Issue 3490, 23 November 1883, Page 2




Oamaru Mail, Volume X, Issue 3816, 13 January 1887

 


with boarder, rounded edges




no boarder, rounded edges
















no boarder, square edges






 



Clifford & Son
Arcade, Dunedin and Thames Street, Oamaru

 






Clifford & Son
Arcade, Dunedin












 


















 Others


















John Bevin
1831 - 1892
These photographs of John Bevin taken at separate sittings, probably around 1873-1875, by Clifford, Morris and Co., and reproduced later by Robert Clifford using his then current carte de visite cards. The first photograph uses the Clifford and Morris card with "Morris" deleted, dates from after the end of their partnership in September 1881. The second photograph uses the Clifford and Son card and would date from after March 1888. John Bevin died at his residence, Dowling Street, Dunedin on died 11 May 1892.

John Bevin, one of the Six Hundred in the Charge of the Light Brigade, as a police sergeant, ca. 1873-1875 / photograph by Clifford & Morris, Dunedin
 File number: FL3266031.
 Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales  

Find A Grave
Original source not known


Directories:
Wise's Directory for 1878-79
Clifford and Morris, Arcade, Dunedin

Wise's Directory for 1883-84
Clifford Robert, Arcade Fleet Street, Dunedin

Wise's Directory for 1885-86
Clifford and Co., Thames Street, Oamaru
Clifford Robert, Arcade, Dunedin

Wise's Directory for 1887-88
Clifford and Co., Thames Street, Oamaru
Clifford Robert, Arcade, Fleet Street, Dunedin

The New Zealand Post Office Directory (Wise's) for 1890-91
Clifford and Co., (Robert), Arcade, Fleet Street, Dunedin