Kapai Studio

Kapai Studio

1902-1911 - 26 Dundas Street, Dunedin
 1911 to 1947 - 337 George Street, opposite Knox Church, Dunedin

1902 to 1921
Thomas Fitzroy Girvan and Daisy Muriel Sturgeon
1921 - January 1947
 Daisy Muriel Sturgeon
sold January 1947 to Mr. R. de C. James
Thomas Fitzroy Girvan born 1852 Newton Stewart, Scotland, arrived New Zealand 1874 on the "Hindustan", died 20 September 1921 at his residence 26 Dundas Street, Dunedin, married 1 July 1875 St Matthews Church, Dunedin by the Rev. E. G. Penny, Elizabeth Sturgeon second daughter of Henry Sturgeon, late of Framlingham, Suffolk, England [1]. His wife Elizabeth Sturgeon was the sister of James Brown Sturgeon, the father Daisy Muriel Sturgeon.

Daisy Muriel Sturgeon born circa 1883,  reg. 1883/14174 daughter of Emma Rosina Alice Green and James Brown Sturgeon, died 1964 aged 81 years, reg. 1964/41619 
The death is announced of Mr T. F. Girvan, who carried on a photographic business in this city. Deceased was born in Newton Stewart, Scotland, in the year 1852, coming to Dunedin in 1874 in the ship Hindustan, where he married Miss E. Sturgeon, second daughter of the late H. and S. Sturgeon, late of Essex, England. Mr Girvan is survived by a widow and a grown-up family of five sons and three daughters.
Otago Daily Times, Issue 18359, 24 September 1921, Page 10

[1] Evening Star, Issue 3854, 1 July 1875, Page 2  

"Elfvie Lamb"
by Kapai Studio [purchased June 2021]

unknown soldier by Kapai Studio, Dunedin

above - unknown couple
previously Hardwicke Knight Collection

Probably Florence Elvra Campbell and Alfred Edward Morrison. She was born 11 March 1909,  Hampden, Otago, the youngest daughter of Catherine Lindsay and John Campbell, died 22 June 1977, Otago. Her engagement notice to Alfred Edward Morrison appeared in the Evening Star on 7 January 1946; he was the second son of Mr and Mrs G. Morrison of Miller's Flat.
"To Dick with Best Wishes
from Ted and Elvra"
by Kapai Studio

reverse inscription " To Bob with best wishes for Xmas 1940"
[purchased December 2020]

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