BUCKLAND, Jessie Lillian

Jessie Lillian Buckland

Photographer, Akaroa
born at Tumai in Otago, New Zealand, on 9 May 1878
daughter of John Channing Buckland and his wife
Caroline Fairburn
died on 8 June 1939 on board the "Tamaroa" in the South Pacific Ocean when returning to New Zealand from England. She was buried at sea.

refer to Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

 Jessie Buckland and her Akaroa Studio
photograph courtesy of  Jan Shuttleworth

Miss J. Buckland has her studio in the building adjoining Mr Munro's premises on Beach Road prepared for the reception of sitters. Miss Buckland's work is well enough known to need no recommendation from us, and no doubt she will meet with the support she deserves.
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXI, Issue 3192, 12 March 1907, Page 2

Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXI, Issue 3195, 22 March 1907, Page 3
(this notice first appeared on 12 March 1907)

Photographic — Miss J. L. Buckland was fortunate enough to secure first prize in a photographic competition held by the Auckland "Weekly Herald." The competitors were asked to send in a collection of not less than six views or studies, one condition being that photographs must not have been published previously. The result of the competition speaks very highly for the standard of work produced by Miss Buckland.
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXI, Issue 3215, 31 May 1907, Page 2

The interior of an Akaroa Church by Jessie Buckland

Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXII, Issue 3230, 23 July 1907, Page 3

Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXIV, Issue 3333, 11 August 1908, Page 3

An early colonist, passed away in the person of Mr John Channing Buckland, who died at his residence "The Glen," Akaroa, on Sunday last. Mr Buckland has been ailing upwards of a year from the illness which resulted in his death.

Before coming to Akaroa he had taken a prominent part in public affairs, and, in answer to a request, became a member of the Akaroa County Council, on which body he represented the Wainui Riding up to last November. Mr Buckland was a very able man indeed, having a great width of interests. He was a representative of the best type of early colonists.

Mr John Channing Buckland was a son of Mr W. T. Buckland, and was born in Auckland in 1844. He was educated at Dr Kinder's Grammar School, and St John's College where be gained a scholarship, which he held for four years. Mr Buckland took an active part in the war in Waikato, serving with Colonel Nixon's force of mounted volunteers. At the close of the war be went to England, and on his return in 1867 settled at Otatuhu near Auckland.

After a few years he moved to Otago, living near Waikouaiti, and afterwards at Taieri Lake Station. Mr Buckland remained there till 1899 when he sold out and in 1902 he removed to "The Glen," Akaroa. He has since bought the Mount Bossu Estate, on Akaroa Harbour.

Mr Buckland was elected Member of Parliament for Waikouaiti in 1884, and represented that district for four sessions. He was also a member of the Waikouaiti County Council and of the local Road Board. Since he came to Akaroa he was a member of the Akaroa County Council, only resigning from the body last November.

In 1867 Mr Buckland married a daughter of the Rev. William Fairburn, of Auckland, and his wife, four sons and three daughters survive him.
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXV, Issue 3398, 6 April 1909, Page 2

Praise of Akaroa
The Hon. Thomas Mackenzie, who recently visited Akaroa, replied in the following terms to the Town Clerk, who sent on the views of Akaroa for the Tourist Department, and also some negatives of the best views of Akaroa and neighbourhood:- "Your favour of 21st inst. to hand. Permit me to thank you very sincerely, and through you Miss Buckland and Messrs T E Taylor and Co for the very handsome present you are sending and for the use of the negatives, I shall be glad to comply with the request contained in your letter, and, as I said before, will also see that they are well exhibited and that views will appear in some of our weeklies of your very charming town. As I said on the occasion of my recent pleasant visit there, it is the most up to date town of its size that I have ever been in, and I wish its people every success"
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXVII, Issue 3490, 30 March 1910, Page 2

Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXVII, Issue 4018, 12 July 1910, Page 3

Purple Peak, Akaroa
Protected 6.3.11 Buckland
"Bruce Hotel, Akaroa 11th Nov - This is a most charming place, I sketch hard every day, & naturally think how you would enjoy it all ..."

An Interesting Photograph.— Last week's number of the Weekly Press contains an interesting photograph, taken by Miss J. Buckland of three well known old Peninsula residents, Messrs F. Narbey, senr., J. Vangioni, and J. Duxbury. The ages of the three are respectively 82, 77 and 71, and all three enjoy good health.
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXX, Issue 4190, 26 March 1912, Page 2


VESSEL PHOTOGRAPHED. The Terra Nova was steaming about all the time she was in harbour, never anchoring at all. However, she is not fast in her movements, and Miss J. Buckland obtained an excellent photograph of the vessel. This was sent to Christchurch, and will probably appear in this week's weeklies.
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXX, Issue 4192, 2 April 1912, Page 2

Scott is presumed to have died on 29 March 1912, possibly a day later. The world was informed of the tragedy when Terra Nova returned to New Zealand on 10 February 1913.

Sailors Institute.— The local branch of the Sailors' Institute, which has been formed lately in Akaroa, decided to give to the new building in Lyttelton an enlarged photograph of Akaroa. The one selected is that taken by Miss J. L Buckland from Mr W. Hewitt's road, a beautiful view of the town and harbour with H M.S. Challenger in the stream. The enlargement is a most beautiful one, and has been handsomely framed by Mr Len Haylock, making an appropriate gift for the new Sailors' Institute.
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXX, Issue 4232, 30 August 1912, Page 2

New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXI, Issue 21978, 8 December 1934

Miss Jessie L. Buckland, formerly of "The Glen," Akaroa, who was in London for the Coronation, after spending some time in the Isle of Wight, is now visiting in the country and intends to leave in September or later on her return to New Zealand. Miss Margaret Mackenzie, of South Canterbury, is with her.

Press, Volume LXXIII, Issue 22139, 8 July 1937

Miss Jessie Lilian Buckland

Word was received in Akaroa on Friday that Miss J. L, Buckland, youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs J. C. Buckland of the Glen, Akaroa and formerly of Otago had died at sea on S.S. Tamaroa. She left England with her friend Miss McKenzie on May 12 and was expected to arrive in New Zealand on Thursday next, June 15. She died at sea on Thursday last, June 8. She had been living in London with Miss McKenzie and finding that her health was not too good determined to return to New Zealand. 
Miss Buckland carried on photography business in Akaroa for a number of years and was well known in Akaroa and the Bays for her excellent work. She did not take a prominent part in public affairs but was much esteemed by a circle of friends. Her landscape pictures of Akaroa are some of the best extant and she won many prizes in Dominion competitions for landscape photography. News of her death was received with much regret at Akaroa and many messages of condolence were forwarded to her New Zealand relatives.

Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXIII, Issue 2483, 13 June 1939

 "Comin' Thro' the Rye'
Protected 4.6.08
by Jessie Buckland
("Comin' Thro' the Rye" is a poem written in 1782 by Robert Burns)

"Mrs Deloach"
by Jessie L. Buckland

A painting by Jessie L. Buckland of "Mrs Deloach" for sale on eBay by the Four Seasons Hospice Home Store, 215 North Main Street, Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA.

below - photographs of unknown children

 Akaroa by Jessie Buckland
courtesy of Paul Johns

  Akaroa by Jessie Buckland
 courtesy of Paul Johns


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