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Blakey, Alan

Alan Blakey
Alan Gordon Blakey born 27 June 1888 Auckland, son of John George Blakey [printer] and Laura Jane Gimbel,  Service number WWI 52311 , died 8 April 1971, married 28 September 1915 Auckland, Alice Mary White
1917 working for Bartlett, Queen Street, Auckland 

Mr. John George Blakey. The death occurred on Saturday of Mr. John George Blakey, of Ponsonby. Mr. Blakey was born in Sunderland, England, 89 year's ago. He arrived in Auckland by the ship Spray of the Ocean 71 years ago. His father, Mr. T. G. Blakey [Thomas George Blakey], who was several times Mayor of Onehunga had preceded him. He participated in several of the Maori wars, campaigning mostly in the Otahuhu district.

In 1863 Mr. Blakey married Miss Laura Jane, the daughter of Mr. George Gimbel, who was born in Wyndham Street nearly 87 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Blakey achieved rare distinction, having celebrated the 67th anniversary of their wedding. After spending some time in Australia, Mr. Blakey, in 1865, joined in the rush to the west coast of the South Island, where he was later joined by his wife and child. After spending about 15 years in Greymouth they returned to Auckland in 1884.

Mr. Blakey is survived by his wife and the following sons  and daughters:— Mr. G. O. Blakey, Mr. Clement J. Blakey, Mr. Thomas Blakey, Mr. F. E. Blakey, and Mr. Alan G. Blakey, all of Auckland. The daughters are Mrs John Duthie, of Wellington, and Mrs. Burgess, of Auckland.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVII, Issue 20754, 23 December 1930, Page 12

Eighty-Third Birthday.
Mrs J. G. Blakey, Ponsonby,
Link with Early Auckland,
Still in excellent health and vigour, Mrs. J. G. Blakey, of 11, Ponsonby Terrace, celebrated her 83rd birthday yesterday. Mrs. Blakey was the daughter of one of Auckland's pioneers, Mr. J. Gimbel, and a sister of Mr. George Gimbel, who was for a long period overseer of the printing office of the Daily Southern Cross newspaper, and passed over to a similar position in connection with the New Zealand Herald when the two proprietaries amalgamated. Her grandmother, Mrs. Ramplin, had a grocery shop in Wyndham Street in the early days on part of the site now occupied by the Herald printinghouse, while her uncle, Mr. William Otto, had another business place in the same block.

Mrs. Blakey was born in May 6, 1844, in a house which stood on the southern side of Wyndham Street, about the present position of the Observer Office. Her parents afterwards removed to Durham Street East, where they owned a large part of the property at the corner of Durham and High Streets.

Mr. and Mrs Blakey celebrated their diamond wedding nearly four years ago, having been married on November 2, 1863. Mr. Blakey was born at Sunderland, in the North of England, in 1842, and came to Auckland in the ship Spray of the Ocean, in 1859. He followed the trade of a painter, and is proud to say the only trade union to which he ever belonged was that of which he was the sole member, and that he had a hand in painting many of the city's early warehouses and offices. His father was an early Mayor of Onehunga. In the time of the Waikato War of the "sixties" Mr. Blakey served in both the first-class militia (single men) and the second-class (married men), and was one of the last civilians on guard duty at Albert Barracks, when they were handed over to the regular troops. When in the first-class militia he was in No. 3 Company, under Captain Taylor and Lieutenant "Jim" Russell, and on his transfer to the corps of benedicts he was under Lieutenants R. Hobbs, John Heron and Hague Smith, with Colonel " Mickey" Tighe at the head of the militia organisation.

"I wonder how many present-day Auckland tradesmen would care to turn out at six o'clock in the morning, as we did in those days, and put in two hours' drill every day before going to their regular work?" he remarked yesterday.

Mr. and Mrs. Blakey have had a family of nine children, of whom seven are still alive.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIV, Issue 19656, 7 June 1927, Page 7
Wedding of Leonard Goldstone and Clarice Green 
14 December 1939

[purchased October 2021]
Clarice Charlotte Green born 7 August 1916, reg. 1916/23359, died 3 March 2000, reg. 2000/5151, daughter of Agnes Sarah Solomon and Samuel Green, married 14 December 1939, registered 1939/12002, Leonard Abner Goldstone born 23 March 1917, reg. 1917/216, died 21 March 2001, reg. 2001/7234, son of Beatrice Morris and John Goldstone (Jakob Goldstein)
Last Night's Wedding.
Goldstone - Green
Maids in Orchid-Mauve
The Synagogue, Princes Street, was the scene of an impressive wedding ceremony last evening, when Miss Clarice Green, only daughter of Mr. S. Green and the late Mrs. Green, of Mount Eden, was married to Mr. Leonard Goldstone, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Goldstone, of Hawera.

Floral decorations in lavender and rose, entwined the pillars of the traditional red velvet canopy, and they made an effective setting for the picturesque bridal group.

Very attractive the bride looked in her distinctive gown of gossamer cloth of silver. Cut on simple lines, the bodice was finished with high wing-sleeve tops and rouleau of brocade while the gauged skirt formed the new bustle back, which flared widely into a long graceful pointed train. A short circular tulle veil attached to a circlet of tiny orange blossoms enhanced the beautiful gown, and the shower bouquet was composed of carnations, roses and lilies.

The bridesmaids were Miss Viva Goldstone (sister of the bridegroom), and Misses Valda and Cicely Green (bride's cousins). They wore becoming frocks of orchid-mauve organdie, over taffeta. The skirts were bouffant, and the bodices were outlined with a vandyked corsage and ornamented with diminutive violet velvet bows. Mauve sweet peas and pink rosebuds wreathed their heads, and similar flowers were used in their charming bouquets.

The Rev. A. Astor performed the ceremony, and Mr. J. Cowley was organist. Mr. Green gave his daughter away. Mr. Gerald Green (brother of the bride), was best man, and Messrs. Bill Shieff [Bernard Shieff - "Bill"] and Charles Levin were groomsmen. The ushers at the Synagogue were Messrs. Phillip Green (bride's brother), Jack Ross and Harry Meltzer.

The guests were later entertained in the reception hall of the Farmers' trading Company's rooms, Mrs. E. Gluckman [Eva Myra Solomon wife of Ephraim Edward Gluckman], of Hamilton (the bride's aunt) acting as hostess. She wore a back lace and georgette gown, with a black tagel pictme hat, and she carried bouquet of blue cornflowers. Mrs Goldstone, the bridegroom's mother, who assisted in receiving the guests, wore a black moss crepe frock, with yoke of black lace over pink chiffon and black sisal hat. Her bouquet was composed of mauve and pink flowers. Mrs R. Green, the bride's grandmother, chose a black Mechlin lace frock, and small black hat, clustered with cyclamen bowers and carried a bouquet to tone.
Auckland Star, Volume LXX, Issue 296, 15 December 1939, Page 10


Northwood Bros



Northwood Bros
Arthur James Northwood, Richard Alfred Northwood and Hubert Charles Northwood
1. Arthur James Northwood born 12 August 1880 White Cliffs, Taranaki, died 5 June 1949 Northland
2. Richard Alfred Northwood born 1881 Omata, New Plymouth, died 1955 New Zealand
3. Hubert Charles Northwood born 11 August 1882 Omata, New Plymouth, died 1940 
They were sons of Richard Arthur Northwood born 23 February 1854 Sydney, NSW, Australia, died 3 May 1926 New Zealand aged 72 years, reg. 1926/2013, married 16 June 1880, reg 1880/1482 at the Omata Church by the Rev. H. H. Brown, Mary Jane Harrison born 8 November 1859 Omata, New Plymouth, second daughter of Thomas Harrison of Omata, died 1 April 1941 Kaitaia aged 82 years, reg. 1941/20847
The death took place at Auckland on Sunday of Mr. Richard Northwood, aged 72 years. He was well known in the North, having resided at Houhora for many years, and was a keen cricketer, representing New Zealand against England. In the early days he was in the A C Force in Taranaki. The late Mr. Northwood was esteemed for his high personal integrity and many will regret to hear of his demise. He is survived by his widow and three sons, Messrs Arthur (Kaitaia), Richard (Houhora) and Charles (Auckland).
Northland Age, Volume 26, Issue 2, 5 May 1926, Page 4
Maori War Recalled
Early Taranaki Resident Death at 81 Years
A descendant of Taranaki pioneers, Mrs. R. A. Northwood, of Kaitaia, has died at the age of 81 [1 April 1941]. She was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison, pioneers of Omata, Taranaki, who landed at New Plymouth in 1841 and 1842 respectively. With her parents, Mrs. Northwood passed through the vicissitudes of the Maori War days and she had vivid recollections of family and personal experiences of those times. Except for occasional visits south Mrs. Northwood had lived continuously in the Mangonui county for the past 45 years. Her husband died 15 years ago. She is survived by two sons. There are five grandchildren.
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVIII, Issue 23934, 7 April 1941
Our Illustrations.
... Altogether there are eighteen views, twelve of which are illustrative of far Northern scenery. Of these two (of Houhora) are from photos by Messrs. Northwood Bros., two (of Awanui) by Mr. H. C. Subritzkv, and one (Robertson’s Island) by Mr. J. J. Maxwell. The verse and prose accompanying the illustrations has been carefully selected and we think will prove interesting.
Northland Age, Volume 3, Issue 20, 18 December 1906, Page 4
We beg to acknowledge receipt of a copy of the Christmas number of the “Weekly Press,” published at Christchurch. The production is a magnificent artistic effort, and the chromo-litho picture of the wharves at Wellington is really splendid. Among the scenic reproductions are several views of interest to the Far North, photos by Messrs. R. and A. Northwood. To deal exhaustively with the merits of the publication would take up too much of our space, so we content ourselves with this brief encomium.
Northland Age, Volume 4, Issue 7, 1 October 1907, Page 4
Mangonui Agricultural and Horticultural Association.
... Messrs. R. and A. Northwood displayed a collection of photographs which for treatment, and finish were very attractive and demonstrative of the Messrs. Northwood’s ability. “A Frosty Morning” particularly attracted attention and encomium...

Northland Age, Volume IV, Issue 30, 16 March 1908, Page 5 
Northland Age, Volume IV, Issue 37, 4 May 1908, Page 4
Messrs. Northwood Bros., photographers, arrived by launch to-day, and Mangonui people requiring photographs should not miss the opportunity this visit affords.
Northland Age, Volume IV, Issue 39, 18 May 1908, Page 4
Messrs, Northwood inform us that they satisfactorily sold their launch last Thursday. Mr. John Fleet of Kawakawa is the buyer.
Northland Age, Volume V, Issue 22, 25 January 1909, Page 4
Mr. A. Northwood will visit Herekino on 8th instant and Whangape on 15th inst. The photographer’s work is such that everyone in Herekino and Whangape who wants a good photograph should avail themselves of the visit he is paying to the district.
Northland Age, Volume V, Issue 27, 1 March 1909, Page 4
Auckland Weekly News
...The double-page this week is a reproduction of the fine photograph by Northwood Brothers, which was awarded the first prize in the landscape class of the Auckland Weekly News' twelfth photographic competition. Numerous other studies selected from the competition also appear in the issue.
New Zealand Herald, Volume XLVII, Issue 14361, 4 May 1910, Page 8

A saw-miller's Camp, probably Northland about 1905
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Northwood Brothers (Firm). Timber workers on a bush railway, Goldies Bush, Whangaroa. 
Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 1. Ref: PAColl-5471-018. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23112259
 Northwood Brothers (Firm). Digging a drainage ditch, Kaitaia.
Ref: 1/2-079951-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22807817
Northwood Brothers, 1910-1919 (Firm) : Photograph of fishermen at Houhora Harbour, Northland. 
Ref: PAColl-8665. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23184108

Hubert Charles Northwood
Hubert Charles Northwood, born 11 August 1882, Omata, reg.  1882/10288, son of Mary Jane Harrison and Richard Arthur Northwood, died suddenly 30 May 1940 at this residence 9 Corbett Scott Avenue, Auckland aged 59 years, reg. 1940/27979, married 27 May 1914, Kohukohu, reg. 1914/8511, Tryphina Maud Boreham (Maud), born 1889, reg. 1889/11351, daughter of Beatrice Eva Foster and Alfred Arthur Boreham, died 15 June 1938 at a private hospital, Auckland aged 49 years, reg. 1938/16289 

1. Eva Mary Northwood born 15 May 1915, reg. 1915/18315, died 14 May 1996, Auckland, married 1942 Redvers Clifford Ray, born 20 January 1914, died 8 October 1977, Auckland (1)


succeeded Norah Carter in Gisborne March 1919

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

Belwood Studios
 Winstone's Buildings, Queen Street, Auckland
Hubert Charles Northwood and Arthur Joseph Bell 
from about 1 July 1922 to 20 September 1922

Auckland Star, Volume LIII, Issue 154, 1 July 1922

New Zealand Herald, Volume LIX, Issue 18203, 23 September 1922


Belwood Studios
 Winstone's Buildings, Queen Street, Auckland 
Hubert Charles Northwood and Walter Clegg


New Zealand Herald, Volume LXV, Issue 19932, 28 April 1928, Supplement, page 10

 Auckland's latest modern edifice, The Lewis Eady Building, 190-192 Queen Street, Auckland
 New Zealand Herald, Volume LXV, Issue 19932, 28 April 1928, Supplement, page 10

Well Known Northerner Dies Suddenly in Auckland
The death occurred very suddenly at Auckland yesterday of Mr. Charles Northwood, brother of Mr. Arthur Northwood of Kaitaia and a former well-known resident of the Far North.

The late Mr. Northwood was just under 58 years of age and came to Houhora at the age of 12. After working with relatives for some years in the storekeeping and gumbuying business he set up business as a photographer in company with his brother Richard. After a few years however, the partnership was dissolved, Mr. Northwood then running a cream launch on the Hokianga river for a time.

Later he bought out his brother’s studio at Kohukohu and again set up in business. After some time he again sold out and moved to Auckland, engaging in photographic work there. Leaving Auckland for a time, he went to Gisborne, later returning to business in Auckland where the Bellwood Portrait Studios soon became well-known.

Although he had not been particularly well for several years, Mr. Northwood’s sudden death came as a great shock to relatives. Mrs. Northwood died about two years ago and they are survived by one daughter, Miss E. Northwood.
Northland Age, Volume IX, Issue 67, 31 May 1940, Page 3

Arthur Northwood

We notice that Mr. Arthur Northwood, of Houhora, succeeded in gaining a first prize in the Auckland Weekly News photographic competition, in the Landscape class. Remembering that every photographer in the Dominion is keen to win one of those prizes and that the competitors can be numbered in hundreds any success stamps a winner a photographer of exceptional merit and artistic taste. Our congratulations to Mr. Northwood on having succeeded where so many fail.
Northland Age, Volume V, Issue 36, 3 May 1909, Page 4
We regret to learn that Mr. Arthur Northwood, Kaitaia’s popular photographer, is at present suffering from very indifferent health which, he writes, may necessitate his giving up active work for a time. His many friends and patrons will join with us in wishing him a speedy return to good health.
Northland Age, Volume VI, Issue 42, 13 June 1910, Page 4
Mr. Arthur Northwood, the well-known photographer, writes that his health is speedily improving and he will re-open his studio in Kaitaia in November. Mr, Northwood's work ranks him among the best in his profession and we have no doubt he will be kept very busy during the summer months.
Northland Age, Volume VII, Issue 6, 8 October 1910, Page 4
Messrs. Northwood and Leyland have opened a photographic studio at Kaitaia, and people should not be slow to take advantage of this, as a properly fitted studio is essential to the turning out of good photos. Messrs. Northwood and Leyland specialize in enlargements and copying old photos, as well as framing.
Northland Age, Volume VII, Issue 14, 3 December 1910, Page 4
From Mr. Arthur Northwood we have received a photo of the Mangonui second eleven cricketers, taken during their recent visit to Houhora. The work is up to the usual high standard of Mr. Northwood’s productions and each member of the team should have at least one copy as a memento of the trip.
Northland Age, Volume VII, Issue 29, 18 March 1911, Page 4
Messrs. Northvvood and Leyland, photographers, have closed their Kaitaia studio for the winter, but will be opening again next spring. All accounts owing may be sent direct to Mr. Arthur Northwood, Pukenui.
Northland Age, Volume VII, Issue 35, 29 April 1911, Page 4
Large photos of the full group taken at Mr. Ralph Gardiner’s Wedding may be obtained direct from Mr. Arthur Northwood, Kaitaia, Price 2/6 each, post free.*
Northland Age, Volume VIII, Issue 51, 9 August 1912, Page 5
Property sales are almost matters of daily occurrence at Kaitaia. In these days, buyers are constantly in the district, and land agents on the "gui vive." Mr. Arthur Northwood's up-to-date photographic studio next door to Forster's store, is really of great benefit to the district, and it is no uncommon sight to see a land agent and a prospective buyer from distant parts perusing scenes displaying the beauties of the Far North. Mr. Northwood has a wonderful collection of Northern views.
Northern Advocate, 30 June 1914, page 1

There is a photographer in Kaitaia doing first class work and he wants your business. Arthur Northwood also carries out enlargement work. Try him. You will be more than satisfied.
Northland Age, Volume 25, Issue 35, 16 December 1925, Page 3

Mr. A. J. Northwood The death occurred at his residence, Kaitaia, at 6.30 on Sunday evening, of Mr. Arthur James Northwood, aged 68.

Though he had been in indifferent health for a number of years, his death was sudden and came as a shock to his many friends throughout the North. The funeral was held at the Anglican cemetery this afternoon.

Mr. Northwood, who was born near New Plymouth, came north when his father, the late Richard Northwood, settled at Pukenui. Later, with his brothers Charles and Richard, he entered the ranks of professional photographers. Charles later went to Auckland where he founded the Bellwood Studio, but Arthur specialised in outdoor photography and became well known throughout New Zealand in this sphere. His delightful studies appeared regularly in such journals as the Weekly News (especially the Christmas number), the Free Lance, the Christchurch Press and the Otago Witness.

In the early 1920’s he went into partnership with Messrs. R. A. Johnston and V. H. Reed in opening the first motion picture theatre in Kaitaia, and until the time of his death took a keen interest in the management of the Princess Theatre.

A keen bowler, Mr. Northwood was a familiar figure in competitions both locally and at Kaikohe and Whangarei. He is survived by his wife and one son, Mr. Ray Northwood.
Northland Age, Volume XVIII, Issue 68, 7 June 1949, Page 1

Mr A. J, Northwood
Kaitaia, Mon. (Sp.) — The death has occurred of Mr Arthur James Northwood, aged 68, of Kaitaia. A pioneer with the camera, Mr Northwood was New Zealand’s first [sic] outdoor photographer, and for many years his photographs have regularly appeared in the Dominion’s leading periodicals. He was famed throughout New Zealand for his pictures of nature, and especially of the gumlands and kauri forests of Northland. Born in Taranaki, Mr Northwood was the son of a Far North pioneer. After he settled in Kaitaia, he opened the town’s first cinema, in collaboration with Mr R. A. Johnston, in the days of the silent films. later he built the present Princess Theatre.

A keen bowler, Mr Northwood often travelled to Whangarei as a representative of the Kaitaia Bowling Club. He is survived by his wife and one son, Mr Ray Northwood, of Kaitaia.
Northern Advocate, 6 June 1949, Page 4


Mundy & La'Mert 
Cartes de visite of Members of the General Synod,
Christchurch, 1865.

also see -  Daniel Louis Mundy
General Synod.— The meeting of this body, which has been called this year in Christchurch, will commence to-morrow, unless circumstances should arise to cause a postponement, of which due notice will be given. We understand that the Metropolitan Bishop of New Zealand, accompanied by other bishops of the different sees of this colony, is expected to arrive in time for the Synod, in the mission schooner.
Lyttelton Times, Volume XXIII, Issue 1391, 25 April 1865, Page 4

General Synod.—The session of the General Synod will commence its sittings on Wednesday next in Bonnington's room. This is the first occasion on which this body will have met in Christchurch. Bishop Selwyn, accompanied by the Bishop of Waiapu, Bishop Pattison, Sir William Martin, and several of the clergy and members of the General Synod were to have left Auckland on Tuesday last in Bishop Selwyn's yacht, the Southern Cross, and were to call at Wellington for the Bishop of Wellington, and the Rev. Archdeacon Hatfield. The Southern Cross is expected to arrive in Lyttelton to-day...
Press, Volume VII, Issue 776, 25 April 1865, Page 2 

Otago, s.s., 457 tons, William Smith, from Wellington. Passengers: Cabin — Mr. and Mrs. Moreton, Mr. Dransfield, Rev. F. Tripp, Mr. Stocks, Rev. and Mrs Cannell, Mrs Floyd, the Bishop of Wellington, Mrs Abraham and son, Miss Butler, Rev. F. Floyd, Mr. E. C. Wyvell, Mr. Andrew, Mrs. Brown and nurse, the Bishop of New Zealand, Bishop Pattison, Bishop Williams, Sir W. Martin and Lady Martin, Mrs Selwyn, Mrs. Williams, Rev. Mansell, Mis Mansell, Rev. Burrows, Rev. Clarke, Mrs. M'Gee, and 9 for the South...
Press, Volume VII, Issue 777, 26 April 1865, Page 2
General Synod of the Church of England
Tuesday, May 16. The Synod met at 11 a.m. The Primate having opened the sittings with prayer, the minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The Primate read a communication from Messrs. Mundy and LaMert, requesting to be allowed to take the photographs of the members of the Synod.
Press, Volume VII, Issue 795, 17 May 1865, Page 2
Press, Volume VII, Issue 806, 31 May 1865, Page 1
Press, Volume VII, Issue 807, 1 June 1865, Page 4
[this notice continued in the Press until 16 June 1865]
Lyttelton Times, Volume XXIII, Issue 1407, 1 June 1865, Page 6
[this notice continued in the Lyttelton Times for one month until 1 July 1865]

We have been shown some excellent photographic likenesses of the Right Reverend Prelates and others who attended the late meeting of the Synod at Christchurch.

Messrs, Mundy and LaMert are the artists. The Right Reverend the Primate of New Zealand occupies the centre. The firm determination of his character is capitally produced. It is the portrait of a most remarkable man — the man of an age - one who, if he had chosen to remain in England, and to have followed out the path his talents fit him for, might, instead of the doubtful and onerous honours of a colonial Episcopate, have occupied the palace of Lambeth.

Then we have likenesses of our own honoured and respected Bishop, the kindly and genial face of the good Bishop of Waiapu, the intellectual countenance of the Lord Bishop of Wellington, and the earnest, thoughtful head of the Missionary Bishop of Melanesia. 
There is also, a very good portrait of one who has, perhaps, in his own sphere, done more to help on the work of the Synod than almost any other man—Sir William Martin. To his advice and counsel the Synod is indebted for the reconciliation of those unfortunate disagreements and differences which at one time threatened the unity, if not the existence, of the Colonial Church.
Lyttelton Times, Volume XXIII, Issue 1407, 1 June 1865, Page 5 and Volume XXIII, Issue 1412, 13 June 1865, Page 3
Literary Society.
The Town Hall was crowded to excess last evening on the occasion of the Conversazione given by the Literary Society. The Hall was decorated in a very tasteful manner with evergreens and flags, and the walls were hung with paintings and photographs ... Mundy and LaMert displayed photographs of the members of the late Synod of the Church of England, and many of the leading men in Christchurch...
Press, Volume VII, Issue 832, 30 June 1865, Page 2
Literary Society.
A Conversazione, in aid of the funds of this society, was given on Thursday, at the Town Hall, and was in every sense of the words a complete success ... The walls were covered with pictures and photographs ... and Mundy and LaMert had, perhaps, the greatest show of photographs, including portraits of the members of the Synod, the Provincial Council, and likenesses of the leading celebrities of the province. They also sent in a beautiful bust of the gentle and graceful Princess of Wales, and some other elegant busts. These were arranged on a long table immediately below the dais.
Lyttelton Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 1420, 1 July 1865, Page 5

Those attending the General Synod, Christchurch 1865 included:
Bishop of New Zealand - George Selwyn (5 April 1809 – 11 April 1878)
Bishop of Christchurch - Henry John Chitty Harper (c. 1804 – 28 December 1893)
Bishop of Wellington - Charles John Abraham (1814 – 4 February 1903)
Bishop of Waiapu - William Williams (18 July 1800 – 9 February 1878)
Bishop of Melanesia - John Coleridge Patteson (1 April 1827 – 20 September 1871)
Sir William Martin - Auckland
Archdeacon of Christchurch, Archdeacon of Waikato, Archdeacon Maunsell - Auckland, Rev. James Wilson, Rev. John Charles Bagshaw - Nelson, Rev. F. Tripp - Nelson, Rev. A. Stock - Wellington, Rev. R. Taylor - Wellington, Rev. E. G. Edwards, Rev. J. F. Lloyd - Auckland, Rev. E. B. Clarke, Rev. R. Burrows - Auckland, Rev. Cannell, Rev. Tudor - Nelson, Rev. Wilson

lay members
Hart - Wellington, Williams - Wellington, Grigg - Auckland, McKellar - Auckland, King - Auckland, Dutton, Mason, King, Fitzgerald, Stocks, Tancred, Hawkins, Ross, Quick, Hon. John Hall - Marlborough, Mr Clark, Mr Mason

Five bishops of the early Anglican Church in New Zealand assemble in Christchurch in 1865 for the church's General Synod (national council). They are (from left) the first Anglican Bishop, George Selwyn; the Bishop of Christchurch, Henry Harper; the Bishop of Wellington, Charles Abraham; and the Bishop of Melanesia, John Patteson. Seated in front is William Williams, the Bishop of Waiapu (East Coast).
photograph by Alfred Charles Barker
Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Bishop George Augustus Selwyn and Sir William Martin
Credited to the photographer Harley Webster this photograph should correctly be credited to Alfred Charles Barker. The chair known as the "Godley Chair" and the table appear in a number of other Barker photographs including five Bishops photograph above.
Portrait of Bishop George Augustus Selwyn and Sir William Martin - Photographed taken by Harley Webster. Abraham, Charles John (Bishop), 1814-1903: Photographs. Ref: PAColl-10135-1. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/32377982

Mary Ann Martin, Caroline Abraham and Sarah Selwyn
 Photograph of "The Three Graces" - Caroline Harriet Abraham, Lady Mary Ann Martin, and Sarah Harriet Selwyn. Abraham, Charles John (Bishop), 1814-1903: Photographs. Ref: PAColl-10135-3. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/32377984
In 1870 Mundy's negatives were acquired by William John Grand of the Christchurch Fancy Bazaar. Following the death of the Bishop of Melanesia, John Coleridge Patteson on 20 September 1871, Grand advertised that portraits of the late lamented Prelate could be had at the Christchurch Fancy Bazaar.

From an advertisement in another column it will be seen that those desirous of possessing a memento of the late Bishop of Melanesia can do so at the Fancy Bazaar, where photographs may be obtained. The picture is really a good one, and is pronounced by those who knew the deceased prelate to be a very good likeness.
Press, Volume XVIII, Issue 2661, 9 November 1871, Page 2
Press, Volume XVIII, Issue 2661, 9 November 1871, Page 1