"J. Inslay" departed Sydney for Auckland on 11 October 1850 on the brig "Moa".
Sydney Morning Herald, 12 October 1850, page 2.

"J. Inslay" arrived 22 October 1850 from Sydney on the brig "Moa".
New Zealander, Volume 6, Issue 472, 23 October 1850, Page 2

Mr Insley departed Auckland 6 March 1851 on the "Victory" for New Plymouth. Due to contrary winds was unable to come to anchor at New Plymouth.
Wellington Independent, Volume VI, Issue 568, 22 March 1851, Page 2

"Mr Imley" arrived Wellington on the "Victory" on 19 March 1851.
Wellington Independent, Volume VI, Issue 568, 22 March 1851, Page 2


LIKENESSES taken in any weather equally well-richly coloured or plain by the late London process, entirely superior to any ever exhibited in this colony. By this process it will be seen that pictures possess a strength not inferior to the most celebrated oil paintings, yet possessing all the beauties of light and shade that can be found in the finest lineal engravings. These pictures are also made indelible by the electro-gilding, which gives them that beautiful tone seen in none taken by the old process. Views taken of buildings, houses in or out of the city. Oil paintings, engravings, and other daguerreotypes neatly copied. Pictures put in rings, pins, and lockets,
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) Monday 2 September 1850, page 1.

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume X, Issue 493, 16 August 1851, Page 410

Daguerrotype (sic) Likenesses. — It will be seen by an advertisement, that a gentleman has arrived in Nelson, who takes likenesses by the beautiful process of Daguerrotype (sic). From the specimens we have seen of his ability, we have in hesitation in pronouncing that Mr. Insley exhibits considerable skill in his art, and we would recommend our readers to pay his rooms a visit.
Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume X, Issue 494, 23 August 1851, Page 118


brisphoto said...

Hi Tony, Along with Bill Main in Wellington and Joan Schwartz in Canada amongst others I have done a lot of research into the enigmatic Lawson Insley. I have drawn a blank linking him to daguerreotypist Henry Insley of New York, New Jersey and Canada. He is first noted in Melbourne in December 1849. I do not know where he was born or what happened to him after 1864 although I have traced his children many years after that. Cheers! Marcel

Anonymous said...

Lawson Insley may have arrived in Australia in 1849 as Lorenzo Insley. I cant remember the ships name but it arrived in Adelaide not too long before December of 1849. My Great Grandfather Edward Insley may be his older brother.He Arrived on the "Anna Maria" in Adelaide approx Nov and then headed to Melbourne immediately. He was a hotelier at 9 Elizabeth Street Melbourne during the goldrush but soonafter the infamous strikes there he managed to secure a contract with the commissariat dept preparing for war in New Zealand which is where we see the now "Lawson Insley" with my GG Edward. I assumed their sibling status which is also shared with another brother William who was a Hotelier in Dunedin NZ during the same period. I understand my GG Edward was lured to Australia by an uncle Charles Insley who had arrived previous to them and was resident in Melbourne at the time.
I hope this may help some researchers