DOUGALL, William

William Dougall
born 30 December 1845, Glasgow, Scotland
son of John Dougall (grocer/oil merchant) and Catherine Crickshank/Cruickshank

came to New Zealand about 1875, went to America in 1890 or 1891
died about 1924 Los Angeles, California
buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California

 married4 June 1872 25 Hutcheson Street, Glasgow, Scotland
 Ann (or Annie) Lyon Park
daughter of John Park and Janet Miller or Millar
born 23 November 1845 Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland

also see Nicholas and Dougall
Dougall's Far South
link to Te Papas collection of Dougall photographs
(note the Chatham Islands photographs are more likely by Karl Gerstenkorn)

William Dougall's mother Catherine Dougall was the daughter of
George Cruickshank, a master joiner and Helen Cruickshank nee Gray. She was baptised on 24 July 1804 Dundonald, Ayr, Scotland and married John Dougall in Glasgow on 7 October 1832. John Dougall died sometime before 1851 and Catherine died on 19 March 1871 at 26 Avon Street, Glasgow aged 67 years. Her son William Dougall was the informant for the death certificate.reference -
1871 Dougall, Catherine (Statutory Deaths 644/09 0357)

07/10/1832 Dougall, John (O.P.R. Marriages 644/001 0410 0349 Glasgow) IGI

Census records
The 1841 census shows William Dougall's parents at Robertson Street, Glasgow, his father John Dougall, a grocer is aged about 40 years, his mother is aged about 35 years. Two children Matthew aged 2 years and William aged 5 months are also shown, both these children appear to have died young. John Cruickshank a 40 year old storekeeper is also shown at the same address.

Ten years later in 1851 William Dougall is shown at Skatrigg in Lanarkshire, he is aged 5 years, William is shown as being born in Glasgow his mother Catherine Dougall, a keeper of a provision store is aged 42 (sic) years. William's sister Helen (or Ellen) Dougall aged 8 years, and John Cruickshank aged 53, a "clerk in Store" are also at the house in Skatrigg.

The 1861 census shows the family at 118 George Street, Glasgow. Catherine is now aged 57 years, her birth place is again shown as Dundonald in Ayrshire. Two children are also shown Ellen Gray Dougall a glass plate colourer is aged 18 years and William Dougall, an assistant in a warehouse is 15 years old.

The 1871 census shows the 25 year old William Dougall at 26 Avon Street, Glasgow, his occupation is "Out Door Officer Custins". At the same address is his sister Ellen Gray Dougall aged 28 years, her occupation is "colourist". Ellen married John Renfrew on 16 July 1873 at High Church, Glasgow.

William Dougall married Annie Lyon Park on 4 June 1872 at 25 Hutcheson Street, Glasgow, they were both aged 26 years. William's parents John Dougall, an oil merchant and Catherine Dougall were both deceased as were Annie's parents John Park, a grocer and Janet Park. William and Annie both gave their address as 4 Shields Terrace, Govan Parish, William's occupation was an officer with H. M. Customs. Witnesses to the marriage were Robert Lightbody Allan, bookseller of 151 Renfrew Street, Glasgow and John Renfrew of
40 Warwick Street, (Glasgow?). It is possible this is the same John Renfrew who married William's sister the following year.

Their first known child was born at 646 Duke Street, Glasgow on 19 October 1874. William's occupation is given as a mercantile clerk.

John Park Dougall born 19 October 1874 Glasgow, Scotland
Kate Annie Dougall born 20 November 1876 Dunedin, New Zealand
Helen Selina Dougall born 5 November 1878 Invercargill, New Zealand
William Dougall born 5 February 1881 Invercargill, New Zealand
Kenneth Matthew Dougall born 28 June 1882 Invercargill, New Zealand
Jessie Miller Dougall born 25 February 1884 Invercargill, New Zealand
Sydney Lyon Park Dougall born 20 August 1888 at Esk Street, Invercargill, New Zealand (Birth notice was in Southland Times the following day)
one other - probably died young
sources: Petition for Naturalization 1908 - William Dougall, IGI, BDM, NZ.



He was a member of the Salvation Army.
Southland Times, Issue 4942, 19 May 1884, Page 2

Southland Times, Issue 4958, 6 June 1884, Page 3

Photography,— In fitting up his new studio in Esk street Mr W. Dougall has had an eye to the comfort of his patrons as well as to the most convenient disposal of the appurtenances pertaining to his business. The waiting and dressing rooms are well furnished, and so arranged as to be in the most suitable positions in connection with the studio. As a whole the premises have been carefully and intelligently planned, and with the new and improved apparatus he has received Mr Dougall should be able to turn out first-class work. The light is thoroughly under control, the greatest desideratum in connection with a modern photographic gallery. Mr Dougall has been the first to introduce into Invercargill the enamelling process, which gives to the cards an exquisitely fine finish. Judging from the specimens we have seen these enamelled pictures are likely to become very popular.
Southland Times, Issue 4981, 17 July 1884, Page 2

Artistic. — We have been shown a very pretty collection of cabinet photos executed by Mr W. Dougall, Esk street, his object being, primarily, to combine a Christmas greeting with the portrait of the sender. This is attained by printing the portrait in the usual way, and then superimposing an artistic bordering of Southland ferns with the usual holiday greetings intertwined. The effect of the whole is extremely pretty and characteristic of the country, while the finish of the work by the enamelling process leaves nothing to be desired. One advantage of the design is that it is not necessary that the sitter should have a negative taken if Mr Dougall has previously, taken his portrait, as the printing of the bordering is a separate process. As many will doubtless send Christmas cards who do not wish to send portraits of themselves, Mr Dougall is getting up an interesting collection of Maori visages, tattoed in the highest style of the art. Among these is a portrait of Tawhaio, "the amiable old humbug," who thinks he is at the wheel directing New Zealand's native policy.
Southland Times, Issue 5070, 29 October 1884, Page 2


City Views.— Mr William Dougall has just completed a series of photographic views of the principal streets and buildings of Invercargill. As these are now being exhibited and are on sale at the various booksellers and fancy goods warehouses in town, their merits can be judged by the citizens. In justice to the artist, however, we record our impression that these pictures will be hard to beat. Mr Dougall has used nice discrimination as to time and light in taking the negatives, and the results are highly pleasing and effective. The pictures are free from those distortions not infrequently seen even in good photos of architectural perspective, and the delicacy and clearness of the details make the pictures things that it will be a pleasure to possess. We feel sure that these statements will be endorsed by those who inspect the views critically, and that a very large demand for export will spring up.
Southland Times, Issue 5092, 22 November 1884, Page 2

For the Islands.— The s.s. Stella left the Bluff yesterday for the Auckland Islands, the object of her trip being to replenish the stores, build another depot, and make a careful search round the islands. She took with her five goats, shipped by Mr J. Macpherson, a pair of the same kind of animals given by Mr Johnston, of Puysegur Point lighthouse, and twenty-five sheep, of both sexes. This stock is to be distributed between the Enderby, Adams, Ewing, Ross, and Ocean Islands, so that succour may be afforded to shipwrecked mariners in the future. The sheep and goats sent by Mr Macpherson have been purchased out of the Invercargill Shipwreck fund, which was raised about twenty years ago and which has been invested ever since. After visiting the Aucklands the Stella will proceed to the Campbell, Antipodes and Bounty Islands returning to the Bluff or Port Chalmers about twenty days hence. Captain Fairchild is in command and among those on board are Mr R. P. MacGoun (County Clerk), Mr W. Dougall (photographer), and a German naturalist.
Southland Times, Issue 9730, 20 January 1888, Page 2

Photography.— We intimated yesterday that Mr Dougall was among the passengers by the s.s. Stella to the southern islands. Mr Dougall's object in venturing so far south is, we understand, to take views of the various places visited, and no doubt after his return some interesting scenes will be produced in his studio. During his absence his business will be attended to by Mr Esquilant, a gentleman who has had ample experience in a similar capacity in Dunedin.— We may also mention that Mr B. P. MacGoun, whose name was included in our list, was prevented, by business engagements, at the last moment from proceeding on the trip.
Southland Times, Issue 9731, 21 January 1888, Page 2

North-East Harbour, Campbell Island

Boat Harbour, Antipodes Island
These photographs were published in the Otago Witness in 1895, the photographer credited is Gerstenkorn, Invercargill. It is possible that Karl Gerstenkorn purchased the negatives of these photographs with the studio from William Dougall in 1891.
Otago Witness, Issue 2181, 19 December 1895, Page 6

Returned.— Mr W. Dougall, photographer, returned yesterday from his trip by the s.s. Stella, which arrived at Port Chalmers yesterday morning from a three weeks' cruise round the Snares, Auckland, Campbell, Antipodes, and Bounty Islands. Stormy and bitterly cold weather was experienced throughout, and Mr Dougall looks considerably weatherbeaten and is doubtless glad to be again at his own fireside. Of what he saw and did more anon.
Southland Times, Issue 9748, 10 February 1888, Page 2

Southland Times, Issue 9901, 28 June 1888, Page 2

The representatives of Messrs Josiah Rogers and Co. have arrived in town [Timaru] and are now busily engaged canvassing the district with "The Far South in Camera." Many of the views were to be seen yesterday at Messrs Hutton and Co.'s, Wagstaff s and C. Begg and Co.'s and comprise photographs of Stewart, Auckland, Bounty, and Campbell Islands. We have carefully looked over the album of views, and can say with confidence that they are all without exception very good. The public are to be given full opportunity of inspecting them, and as they are of colonial interest the sale for them should be very large.
Timaru Herald, Volume XLVII, Issue 4312, 16 August 1888, Page 2

Penguins and Molly Hawks Auckland Islands
from a photograph, by William Dougall, Invercargill

Official Cruise. — The Stella will leave the Bluff at an early date for the Auckland, Antipodes and Bounty Islands, and inspect the depots for shipwrecked mariners thereon. Mr J Macpherson will probably go with the steamer, and as Treasurer of the Wreck Fund he invites, by advertisement, contributions of animals and articles likely to be of service to castaways. Mr W. Dougall, photographer, will also be of the party, his object being to take a further series of views of these interesting but little frequented localities.
Southland Times, Issue 9987, 9 October 1888, Page 2

The Government steamer Stella left the Bluff yesterday for the Auckland Islands, where some of her passengers will leave goats and other animals, as well as seeds, plants, or anything useful to shipwrecked mariners. The money to purchase these comes out of what is known in Invercargill as "The Wreck Fund." Mr Dougall, the photographer, went with the Stella; and amongst other passengers were two well-known district residents, Messrs J. S. Shanks (Mataura) and Hugh McLean (Charlton.) The trip will occupy a month. Whether the two gentlemen last named have any other object than pleasure in view we do not know; but the season is just a trifle too early for the full enjoyment of a trip to these southern latitudes, famed for seals and castaways. Some years ago Dr Monckton converted the Aucklands into a small sheep run, but the speculation was not rewarded by large monetary returns — the sheep died off by degrees, and had they lived and thriven there was always the inaccessibility of the country to be considered.
Mataura Ensign, Volume 11, Issue 816, 16 October 1888, Page 2

SAILED. Oct. 16
G.s Stella, 156 tons Fairchild,for the Snares and Auckland Islands. Passengers- Messrs R. Hall, John McPherson, Dougall and son, J. S. Shanks, and Hugh McLean.

The G.s Stella sailed for the outlying islands at 12.30 p m yesterday. Including three original passengers from Wellington there is a party of ten aboard on pleasure bent. Among the number are Messrs John McPherson and W. Dougall. The former is taking some goats to be set free on the Aucklands for the benefit of shipwrecked mariners, while the latter goes to get fresh photographic views of that interesting
Southland Times, Issue 9994, 17 October 1888, Page 2

Nov.2 - Stella, Government steamer. 175 tons, Fairchild, from Bounty Islands. Passengers— Messrs Macpherson, Dougall, M'Lean, Shanks, and Hall.
Star, Issue 6385, 2 November 1888, Page 3

The Stella's Last Trip.
A Chat with Mr Hugh McLean.
The Government steamer Stella left the Bluff on the 16th of last month on one of her periodical visits to the islands to the South of New Zealand. Amongst her passengers were Messrs Hugh McLean, of Gore, and J S Shanks, of Mataura, who had decided on taking a holiday in this way. The opportunity does not offer itself to everyone to visit these islands, but if the necessary permission can be obtained the trip has fascinations for a man whose internal economy is not disturbed by sea-sickness.

There is no very beautiful scenery to be inspected but the wild and precipitous rocks with their crowds of feathered inhabitants are not without their charm. Mr Dougall, an Invercargill photographer, was amongst the party, as well as Mr J. Macpherson, Mr Hall, and some two or three others. The Stella returned to Lyttelton on Friday last, and when Mr McLean got out of the North express at Gore yesterday a reporter from this office took the opportunity of making some enquiries as to what sort of a trip the party had had.

Mr McLean, who by the way looks as if he weighed about a stone more than when he left, said the vessel first called at the Snares and then went on to Enderby Island, the scene, of the wreck of the Derry Castle. The beach there is still strewn with portions of the wreck of this and other vessels. They found amongst other relics the figurehead of the Derry Castle — a life sized, but of the Queen — and Mr McLean lent a hand to carry it to the graves of the survivors of that ill-fated vessel; situated a little inland, where it was erected as a head stone.

Various other relics were secured and brought on to New Zealand. One board, with "Derry Castle, Limerick,' painted on it, Captain Fairchild intends sending Home to the owner of the late vessel. From Enderby Island the Stella went on to the Aucklands. Here, as also at some of the other islands, they saw seals and sea lions in any number, and Mr Dougall was fortunate in getting some good groups of both seals and albatrosses. As for the penguins they congregate in such numbers and are so indifferent to the presence of strangers that they require to be kicked out of the way of the explorer occasionally.

As to scenery the precipitous cliffs and enormous caves are the principal curiosities. Most of the party did not travel far from the vessel, but at the Aucklands Messrs McLean and Shanks made their way inland a bit and had a look at the country. The soil appears to be of a mossy and peaty character and although sheep might do fairly well on it it would not be good for much else. The sheep left by the Stella on her previous trip were all looking well and some more were liberated. The goats liberated before were all seen except one, but - there had been no increase. A few more were, turned out. Rabbits were seen on Enderby Island, but needless to say New Zealanders are not keen on turning out rabbits and consequently, none were taken. The largest island of the group measures some 30 miles in length by 15 in width, but so far as Mr McLean's experiences went there is not a bit of land on it fit for agriculture or even for a bit of a garden. If the bush were cleared some patches of land might be turned to account of course. The timber on the island is all small, the biggest being the iron wood, and that is stunted. The most part of the timbered land is covered with scrubby undergrowth, and as we have said the open land is of a mossy, peaty nature. Two nights were spent in different harbors at the Aucklands, and of course the provision depots were overhauled and left in good order. The next place visited was Campbell Island, some 300 miles south of the Aucklands. There is no timber here and very little vegetation, but there are a few sheep living. The albatrosses here are, to quote Mr McLean, "as thick aß. sheep, in a paddock,' and you can walk up to them and catch them. There are grand harbors both at Campbell Island and at the Aucklands — great land locked inlets in which the whole of the Channel fleet could ride with safety. To show the depth of water close to land; at Waterfall Inlet, Campbell Island, the Stella was taken right up so near to the rocks that several of the boys on board got ashore from off the bowsprit. With such harbors as these islands possess they would make, grand coaling stations for any power at war with England and desirous of harassing her traders. Calls were made at the Antipodes and Bounty Islands on the way home, but beyond that the latter appeared to be literally covered with penguins they call for no special comment. It was intended to establish a depot at the Bounty Islands this trip, the one that formerly existed there having been destroyed by lightning, but the weather was too rough to permit of a landing being effected. After leaving this group of rocks a straight course was made for New Zealand, and Port Lyttelton was reached, as before stated, on Friday last.

Mr McLean says he thoroughly enjoyed his trip and would sooner have spent his holiday that way than in a run over to Melbourne. On the vessel they had all the comforts they could wish,and they had genial companionship, they saw some of Nature's handiwork - severe and rough perhaps, but grand. The weather was, strange to say, not at all bad, although it rained for a bit whilst the boat was at the Aucklands and was a bit squally when at the Campbells. But the voyagers came back well satisfied with their experiences, Mr Shanks the proud possessor of a pair of penguins, Mr McLean stocked with a fund of anecdote, and both looking set up in health — a result not always obtained by a trip to Melbourne to see the Cup.
Mataura Ensign, Volume 11, Issue 822, 6 November 1888, Page 3

From Afar. —Mr W. Dougall's "Far South" views have attracted favourable notice as far away as Paris, the result being an order for a complete set, together with the descriptive pamphlet, from Prince Roland Bonaparta (sic). This probably results from the fact that when travelling for the views in the north Mr Josiah Rogers forwarded a few copies to the Secretary of the Geographical Society of France.
Southland Times, Issue 10063, 14 January 1889, Page 2

Invercargill Art Abroad. — In the last number of the Illustrated Australian News a prominent position is given to an engraving f|om a pencil sketch of Lake Te Anau by Mr S. H. Moreton. The engraver is to be complimented on his reproduction of a very pretty scene. We had the pleasure of seeing the original drawing before Mr Moreton sent it off and know it was a finished piece of work; indeed there are many of S.H.M.'s admirers who think he is quite as good in "black and white" as in colours. — A recent number of the Graphic reproduces with fidelity two of Mr Dougall's Far South views sea lions and a colony of penguins. The pains taken to engrave these pictures indicate that the proprietors of the great London Illustrated appreciated the work of our local photographer.
Southland Times, Issue 10158, 9 May 1889, Page 2

A Travelling Studio.— Mr W. Dougall, photographer, has just had constructed a tent, 22ft by 12ft and weighing only 224 1b which he intends to utilise as a travelling studio to enable him to visit and photograph various out of the way places of interest in Southland and Stewart Island. At his invitation a number of gentlemen partook of lunch in the tent yesterday, among those present being Messrs W. B. Scandrett (in the chair), G. Bailey, Conliffe, Wesney, Baker, Todd, Cunningham, Kingsland, Ashley and Henry. The tent frame was constructed by Mr Ashley, Mr Cunningham, sailmaker, doing the cover. At the gathering several toasts were honoured, among them being "The Mining Interests of Southland," to which Mr Conliffe responded. The company spoke in complimentary terms of Mr Dougall's enterprise, and wished him every success. Mr Kingsland catered for the gathering in his usual excellent style.
Southland Times, Issue 10194, 26 June 1889, Page 2

BLUFF HARBOUR. SAILED. July 16— Hinemoa, Govt s.s, 482 tons, Fairchild, for the Auckland Islands. Passenger - Mr Dougall.
The Steamer Hinemoa left the Bluff at 11 p.m on Tuesday night for the Auckland islands, Mr Dougall, photographer, being a passenger.
Southland Times, Issue 10211, 18 July 1889, Page 2

BLUFF HARBOUR. ARRIVED. July 29 — Hinemoa, G,s.s, 482 tons, Fairchild, from Auckland Islands. Passengers— Messrs Macpherson and Dougall.
SAILED July 30 ... Hinemoa, G.s.s, 482 tons, Fairchild, for Wellington.
The Government steamer Hinemoa arrived at the Bluff at 6 o'clock on Monday evening, having been away ten days. Since leaving on the 16th she has visited the Snares, Auckland, Campbell, Antipodes, and Bounty Islands. All the depots were found intact and in good order, and there were no signs of castaways or any other persons having visited the islands. The Hinemoa experienced some very bad weather during her trip south. Captain Fairchild reports that seals and birds are extremely scarce; that indeed he never saw fewer. The Hinemoa left the Bluff at noon yesterday for the north, via the West Coast.
Southland Times, Issue 10221, 31 July 1889, Page 2

Invercargill Borough Council - The Gardener reported that he had received from Mr J. Macpherson a collection of plants gathered by that gentleman during the late trip of the Hinemoa to the southern islands. The collection consisted of about 150 plants of over 30 different species. — Received, Mr Macpherson to be thanked for his gift.
Southland Times, Issue 10229, 9 August 1889, Page 3

Private View. — On the invitation of Mr Dougall; a large number of ladies and gentlemen met in his Esk street studio yesterday evening to witness the production of; a series of his "Far South" views which he has prepared for exhibition by the aid of the limelight and lantern. The pictures, as thrown upon the screen, were extremely interesting as such and also because of the subjects of nearly all of them. Particularly was this the case when the spectators were, as it were, taken to the Derry Castle cemetery on bleak Enderby Island and shown the graves of the luckless mariners, dug by the survivors with their sheath knives, and marked by fragments of the good ship that rushed to destruction on the hungry reef close by. Other pictures telling of wreck and suffering excited keen interest; the life size proportions of everything imparting a realism to the scenes which the photographs cannot convey. The series form an admirable subject for an evenings entertainment and instruction and the pictures as such are, with few few exceptions, faultless. The Exhibition Commissioners are arranging for entertainments in the building, apart from the exhibition proper and might do worse than include Mr Dougall's views. There can be no doubt that visitors would eagerly patronise such a "side show." The lantern was managed by Mr James Stewart and behaved to perfection. The spectators accorded Mr Dougall their hearty thanks for the treat, on the motion of the Ven. Archdeacon Stocker.
Southland Times, Issue 10277, 9 October 1889, Page 2

Exhibition Honour. — A cablegram published in this issue announces that Mr Dougall, photographer, of Invercargill, received a silver medal from the Paris Exhibition as one of the collaborateurs with the Compte Jouffray d'Abbans in the collection of New Zealand exhibits shown by him.
Southland Times, Issue 11302, 7 November 1889, Page 2

A New Role. — Some of the northern papers publish a cable message which states that Mr Dougal, (sic) photographer, will receive a silver medal for an exhibit of "fossils" in the Paris Exhibition. Dropping in to see him at his studio yesterday evening Mr Dougall said that the only curiosity he sent to Paris — or rather to Comte D'Abban's — was the stuffed albatross that was for a time a feature of his stair landing; the other exhibits were photographs. He disclaimed any intention to become a fossil-hunter. It is interesting to note in this connection that Mr Dougall has a good word to say of the courtesy of Frenchmen. He has on several occasions sent selections of his "Far South" pictures and others to the Geographical Society of France, and has invariably had a courteous acknowledgment returned together with a quid pro quo in the shape of artistic photographs of European scenes. Per contra he sent similar pictures to the British Geographical Society and has never received the slightest recognition of his gifts. " They manage these things better in France."
Southland Times, Issue 11303, 8 November 1889, Page 2 

Paris Exhibition Awards.
Mr. William Dougall, awarded silver medal, for photos of the Antipodes, including Penguin Island; one of these photos was shown considerably enlarged with a full-sized penguin stuffed. The exhibit attracted great attention.
Evening Post, Volume XXXIX, Issue 6, 8 January 1890, Page 2

Prospective Entertainment. — Mr W. Dougall and Mr James Stewart have recently imported a large number of photographic transparencies for exhibition by their limelight apparatus. At their invitation a number of ladies and gentlemen assembled in Mr Dougall's studio yesterday evening for a private view of these. The apparatus worked admirably and the pictures proved to be very beautiful examples of a branch of photography that has been brought very near perfection in the hands of such artists as Valentine, of Dundee, and Wilson, of Aberdeen. The scenes depicted were principally from the camera of the latter, and included views of cities, abbeys, cathedrals, universities, castles, and spots famed in poesy and story or for their romantic beauty, from Cape Wrath to Cape Cornwall. Some singularly pretty and interesting animal groups were shown. The inborn love of the Briton for the sea was evinced by the applause which greeted the projection on the canvas of several spirited pictures of yachts under weigh and of huge seas breaking on a rockbound coast. Altogether Messrs Dougall and Stewart have become possessed of a magnificent collection of pictures — pictures which are certain to stir the hearts of those whose homes were once on the other side of the world, while they will interest all as perfect reproduction of scenes and places they have heard of but may never have the opportunity of seeing. A series of pictures of remarkable scenes in America followed, but these, with a few exceptions were not so good as the British artists' work. Mr Dougall then introduced his own Far South views, and these the spectators heartily enjoyed and applauded. After a condensed two hours' entertainment Mr John Gammell, B.A., invited the company to testify in the usual manner their appreciation of the beauty of the pictures and the kindness of their entertainers in providing so great a treat. Mr G. Bailey seconded the motion for a vote of thanks to Messrs Dougall and Stewart which was heartily accorded and acknowledged. It may with certainty be prophesied that these pictures will be in great request during the winter months.
Southland Times, Issue 11410, 21 March 1890, Page 2

All Right Again.— M Wm. Dougall who, as his friends mostly know, has had a long and severe illness, has happily recovered and will resume work in his studio to-morrow, where he will be happy, no doubt, to receive both friends and patrons. A notice appears over his own name in our advertising columns.
Southland Times, Issue 11462, 23 May 1890, Page 2

The Vice-Regal Visit
At 10 a.m. yesterday the Mayor waited on his Excellency the Governor at the Southland Club Hotel, and intimated that a carriage was at his disposal for a drive to the various places of interest in the town. His Excellency was pleased to avail himself of the opportunity and immediately started, accompanied by the Mayor, on the proposed brief tour of inspection. Mr Dougall's photographic studio in Esk street was the first place visited, where his Excellency remained five minutes to get his portrait taken, and then off he was driven to the water tower...

Southland Times, Issue 11564, 23 October 1890, Page 2



Departing. — Mr Wm. Dougall who has carried on business in Invercargill as a photographer for many years leaves for San Francisco towards the end of the month. Mr Dougall's skill in his particular line of business is widely known, and he will leave behind him many a memento of his artistic capabilities. He will be succeeded in his Invercargill business by Mr C. Gerstenkorn, formerly of Canterbury.

Southland Times, Issue 11630, 12 January 1891, Page 2

Mr William Dougall, who has frequently accompanied the s.s. Stella and s.s. Hinemoa on trips to the Southern islands, sent the following letter to the editor of the Southland Times :— Sir, - The projected despatch of the s.s. Kakanui to relieve the party on the Macquarrie Islands has been the means of awakening some interest in these bleak and lonely spots. The group is situate about 600 miles S.S.W. of New Zealand, and in the very stormiest part of tne South Pacific. Some very interesting information concerning them is given in Brett's Early New Zealand, they having in the early part of the century been the scene of many sealing adventures, and also of a very severe earthquake, the main land being kept in a state of tremor at intervals from 31st October till the 10th of November, 1811. The shocks were so great that men were thrown down and rocks hurled from the hills with much violence. The islands afforded almost no vegetable food, but now there are abundance of penguin eggs, which are scarcely distinguishable from those of ducks; there are also plenty of young penguins, which as a last resource may be utilised for food. While I cannot but deeply regret that the party should be in such straits, the action of the Government in sending such a small vessel as the Kakanui on this perilous expedition cannot be too severely, condemned. It will not surprise me if she is compelled to seek shelter under some of tho nearer Islands, and probably lie there, it may be for weeks. She may make the passage in safety, but the chances are very much against it. It ought to be remembered that it is no coastal trip, as she has about 300 miles in one stretch, and that it is the stormiest part of the Pacific Ocean, with the constant and rapid changes in the weather to which these latitudes are subject, and in the face of a steady falling glass. I think every effort should be made to prevent what has a good prospect of being a foolhardy and dangerous venture. By all means let the Government relieve the people if they want to, but let them send their own steamer. I take it that for such purposes as this that, the New Zealand fleet is maintained.— I am, &c., Wm. Dougall.

Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XVIII, Issue 5986, 5 February 1891, Page 2

An Earthly Paradise.
Mr William Dougall, a well-known photographer of Invercargill, who has taken up his residence in California gives, in a letter to the Southland News, his impressions of Santa Rosa as follows:- There is, so far as I know, only one Santa Rosa on earth, and this is it. Just think, a town of 8000 population, broad clean streets, all (except the two principal business streets, 3rd and 4th) bordered with the choicest shade trees, a hundred different kinds I am sure; every house with its beautiful and well kept garden plot, here and there an apple tree on the sidewalk laden with fruit; while as you stroll along the walks admiring the fresh beauty at every step you have to dodge under the overhanging cherries, figs, pears, peaches, apricots, and many other fruits. The very grapes climb over the fences and hang on the outside as well as the inside of the fences. The courthouse is a handsome building built in 1884. It stands (in the centre of the town) in a beautiful garden plot, the flowers in which are so planted that it is always rich in colouring. When we came here in March it was one mass of lovely camelias and many other kinds of semi-tropical flowers. As Santa Rosa is the centre of the Sonoma valley, the city is almost level, but the hills are quite close, so ascending the cupola of the courthouse, whioh is open every day from 9 to 5, there is open to the spectator one of the grandest panoramas to be found anywhere. At our feet the beautiful city with its foliage embowered residences, its wide, clean, and busy streets, its numerous church spires, etc, and beyond the city, orchard and orchard, and vineyards without end, while away in the far distance the eye rests upon the hills which form the boundary of this loveliest and richest of all California's fruit lands. The town is lit by electric light, and indeed several of the largest stores are lit by one light, so you may guess it is a good one. We have some very fine stores here, and living and clothing are much cheaper than in New Zealand. Fruit is specially cheap and good, and always plentiful. We get a big box of blackberries (brambles) of excellent quality for 35 cents. Oh! how they recall younger days and happy days in bonnie Scotland. I met them as an old friend, and you may bet your boots that I ate them, and am not tired o£ them yet. We have been feasting on peaches and apricots, and somehow we always want more. We can't be tired of them. Our diet has been in a great measure a fruit one, and I think a better one than meat. The grapes are just coming in. Only fancy! they sell grapes at two cents (one penny) per lb during the season, and the growers make money. Californian (Sonoma) wine sells at 20 cents a gallon by the cask, and is equal to any sherry. Brandy retails at 3dols. per gallon, and yet there never seems to be any one drunk — not in Santa Bosa, at all events. It is quite an event if a couple of boozers are up before the judge. Of course this does not apply to San Francisco, where the saloons and dives of the lowest order are open night and day. That is where the worst cases of lawlessness are found; but here there is nothing of the sort. Indeed, I have often thought that as I passed the fruit trees hanging over the pavement, what a fine opening it would be for the colonial youth. It is a city of law and order. Nearly everyone keeps a buggy and horse, or horses, and good ones at that. A hundred times a day you will see little bits of girls driving past with some of their companions drawn by a beautiful horse, sleek and well groomed. At first I was really frightened to see them; but you get accustomed to it, and there are never any accidents with them. The horses seem to be a better breed than any I have seen elsewhere. It is quite a common thing to leave your buggy on the kerb, go and do shopping, and your horse patiently awaits your return. When I wrote you a month ago we had had some hot weather and no mistake. It went up to 112deg in the shade in this valley, and just over the hill in Napa Valley it was 118deg. I don't think it did us any harm. One thing was that if you attempted to lift anything which was lying in the sun you dropped it just as quickly. To day the temperature was 84deg at 8 a.m., and 98 at 1 p.m., and it was quite pleasant. We get our last rain about the middle of June — frequently in May — and then no more till October, and last season it was in January, and then only light until March, and, of course, only at intervals — a day now and then. The canneries are starting up for the season, and they employ all assistance they can get. Indeed, the schools are so arranged as to be closed during the push, so that all the children may go and help. Girls frequently make 12 dollars (£2 10s) a week and sometimes more, but fresh hands seldom make more than one dollar a day at first. The best people go — and even ministers' daughters work in the canneries, and last year the wife of a popular minister in an adjoining town went to work at picking hops. It is not dishonourable for anyone to work in America.

Timaru Herald, Volume LIII, Issue 5232, 5 September 1891, Page 4

WILLIAM TODD, instructed by Mrs Dougall, will sell by Pubiic Auction at her residence, top of Don street —
1 Patent Trichord, Iron Back, Walnut Pianoforte, by Hans Richter, Stuttgart; 1 American Organ, 8 stops, knee swell, by Needham and Son, New York; 1 Parlin Gas Stove; 2 Sewing Machines; Rifle; Piano Stool; Perambulator; Chairs; Tables Sofa; Wardrobe; Chest Drawers; Mirrors; Pictures; Bedsteads and Bedding; Feather Bed; Spring Mattress; Toilet Sets and Stands; Commode; Washing Machine; Wringer; Earthenware; Kitchen Utensils and sundries too numerous to particularise.

Southland Times, Issue 11633, 15 January 1891, Page 3

In 1905 Mr Alexander Cross was interviewed on his return from America by a representative of the Southland Times ... In Los Angelos Mr William Dougall, formerly photographer in Invercargill called on me at the Winchester Hotel and had an hour's chat. He has done fairly well under the Stars and Stripes, but would dearly love to be back in Invercargill under the British flag, and he quite envied my return to what he called "dear old New Zealand," in which he spent so many happy days. I gave him a few Invercargill papers I had with me,  and these he devoured with delight.
Southland Times, Volume 07, Issue 19681, 7 October 1905, Page 3

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Oct. 19, 1874. Moved to New Zealand in 1875, receiving his preliminary education in that country. Became a resident of California in 1891. Grad. California Medical Coll., May, 1904; prac. Los Angeles since. Professor of Bacteriology, Pacific Coll. of Medicine and Osteopathy; Pres. Southern California Eclectic Medical Assn. (1907); mem. National Eclectic Medical Assn. and Eclectic Medical Society of the State of California (Secretary
from 1906 to date); also, of the California Board of Medical Examiners, of which Pres. 1908-9. Past Noble Grand and Past Chief Patriarch, I. O. O. F. and K. of P.; Mason; Past Consul Commander, W. O. W.
SOURCE: Greater Los Angeles & Southern California Portraits & Personal Memoranda, Lewis Publishing Company, 1910, P.58
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Thank you for the documented history of one of my ancestors. I am researching the families of Lockhart/Park in New Zealand and William Dougall married a great aunt of mine. I am putting this link in my ancestry files for reference. Any descendants can contact me on reference attention William Dougall.