Professional photographer, travelled from Sydney to open a studio at Roma, Queensland, in 1868. In 1867 he was living in Rose Hill Street, Redfern, working for another (unknown) Sydney photographer. James White - who appears to be the same person - had been working as a photographer at Forbes, New South Wales, in 1862.
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James Oliver White,Begs to inform the inhabitants of Roxburgh, Teviot, and Mount Benger, that he has arrived, and is prepared to take portraits and views in the first style of the art. Inspection of portraits taken in Roxburgh is respectfully invited.
James Oliver White,
Tuapeka Times, Volume III, Issue 181, 27 July 1871, Page 4
Scienific Photography.J Oliver White begs to inform the Residents of Lawrence, Blue Spur, Wetherstones, and surrounding district that he has arrived in Lawrence, and is now prepared to take Portraits in the highest style of Photographic Art, at unprecedentedly low prices, Mr. White invites inspection of the large number of specimens of High-Class Photography now on view at his
Studio, Peel Street,As his stay in Lawrence will be for a short time only, an early call is respectfully requested.-
Tuapeka Times, Volume III, Issue 187, 7 September 1871, Page 4
J. Oliver White,
Photographer, begs most respectfully to thank the inhabitants of Oamaru and District for the large business he has done since his arrival among them, and begs to inform them that, in consequence of success, he has determined to remain for 14 DAYS MORE. All those who wish to have A GOOD PORTRAIT taken should call at once, as he has determined to leave at the expiration of that time. -
North Otago Times, Volume XX, Issue 930, 24 April 1874, Page 1
From advertisement it will be noticed that Mr. J. Oliver White, photographic artist, has opened his saloon in Ross Place, and is prepared to execute photographs in his usual excellent style. It will be remembered Mr. White was in Lawrence some three years ago, when he left some very good specimens of his work. Having procured a portable gallery, adapted in every respect for the purpose of taking photographs, he is now prepared to compete with any artist in New Zealand.
Tuapeka Times, Volume VIII, Issue 472, 26 June 1875, Page 2
Those persons who intend taking advantage of Mr. Oliver White's presence in Lawrence, had better lose no time in paying a visit to his studio, as he purposes shortly removing to Roxburgh.Tuapeka Times, Volume VIII, Issue 489, 25 August 1875, Page 2
J. Oliver White,
(Late of Melbourne),
Has opened his Studio in Ross Place, Lawrence, adjacent to Mr. Fraer's Drapery Establishment, and begs to solicit an inspection of portraits taken in Lawrence.
Having the only good portable Photographic Saloon in the province, J. O. W. is able to produce a superior class of work; and as he is en route for the Lakes, he will remain a short time only.
Copies of deceased friends enlarged or diminished to miniature size.
All classes of Photographs, from 15s. Per Dozen, and upwards.
Cartes de Visits Colored at 1s. each; and Brooches and Lockets, at 2s. 6d. each.
To the INHABITANTS of ROXBURGH.
J OLIVER WHITE Begs to announce that he will shortly arrive at Roxburgh, where he will open his Photographic Studio.
Tuapeka Times, Volume VIII, Issue 489, 25 August 1875, Page 3
TO ARRIVE AT ALEXANDRA IN A
J. OLIVER WHITE,
(Late of Melbourne),
Desires to intimate to the inhabitants of Beaumont, Teviot, Alexandra, Clyde, Cromwell, and adjacent districts, that he will shortly visit these districts. Having the only good portable Photographic Saloon in the province, J. O. W. is able to produce, a superior class of work; and as he is en route for the Lakes, he will remain a short time only.
Copies of deceased friends enlarged or, diminished to miniature size. Cartes de Visite Colored at 1s. each; and Brooches and Lockets, at 2s. 6d. each.
Tuapeka Times, Volume VIII, Issue 525, 29 December 1875, Page 1
J. Oliver White
(Late of Melbourne)
Has now Re-opened his Studio for a short
stay in Balclutha, prior to leaving for
A superior class of work will only be done.
An inspection of Portraiture most
Cards coloured, 1s; Lockets or Brooches do.,2s 6d
LEAVES on 24th inst.
Clutha Leader, 7 September 1877, Page 1