Easter & Wallis

Easter & Wallis
  The City Photographic Rooms, Colombo Street, Christchurch

Theophilus Easter was born in England about 1832, he died on 11 September 1913 aged 81 and was buried in block 14c plot 33 Sydenham Cemetery. At the time he was living at 123 Durham Street, Christchurch. The burial records show him as a photographer. Margaret Easter was buried in the same plot in 1917 aged 80 years.

The 1841 census shows a Theop. Easter aged 17 years living with his parents, John (born c. 1796) and Mary Easter (born c. 1797) in Church Church, Surrey. Both father and son are shown as engineers. It is not know if this is the same person who later became a photographer in New Zealand.

In September 1870 they advertised for tenders for a veranda for their studio in Colombo Street - The Star 23 September 1870, page 3

Following a fire that destroyed two-thirds of Lyttelton, Easter & Wallis was shown as donating 2 pounds - The Star 1 November 1870, page 4


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