MARTIN, Alfred

Alfred Martin

(A. Martin)

Victoria Avenue, Wanganui

born circa 1846
died 8 June 1906 Christchurch aged 60 years

opened studio in Wanganui in 1882
succeeded by Frank James Denton in Wanganui 16 October 1899.


Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XXIV, Issue 9662, 2 August 1882

Martin, Alfred, Photographer, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui. Telegraphic address “Martin, Wanganui.” P.O. Box 4. Bankers, Bank of New South Wales. Mr. Martin is a native of England, and came to Lyttelton in 1866, by way of Melbourne. He opened his studio in Wanganui in 1882. He has first-class premises in Victoria Avenue, including a wood and iron building of two stories in height, erected on leasehold ground for the purposes of the business. The total floorage space afforded by the premises exceeds 7000 square feet. There is a splendid vestibule in front, which is literally filled with striking specimens of Mr. Martin's work. Mr. Martin's studio is a very fine workroom thirty-six feet by eighteen feet, constructed on the most approved plan. The upper story of the main building contains seven rooms, each devoted to the various branches of work, and provided with every convenience. Mr. Martin has been long known as a first-class artist, and there are few houses in the vicinity of Wanganui that do not contain samples of his work. His trade extends throughout the Colony. He is an importer of photographic goods, and undertakes both portraiture and landscape work. Mr. Martin was previously in business in Christchurch for about five years.

The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District] 1897.

  Wanganui Chronicle, Volume XLIII, Issue 15000, 24 October 1899


Wanganui Chronicle, Volume L, Issue 12911, 12 June 1906

Press, Volume LXII, Issue 12516, 11 June 1906

 Surname:     MARTIN
First name(s):     ALFRED
Date of death:     Friday, 8 June 1906
Cemetery:     Linwood
Date of burial:     Monday, 11 June 1906
Block number:     15
Plot number:     172
Age:     60 years
Occupation:     PHOTOGRAPHER
Place of birth:   
Years in New Zealand:     1
Comments:     Died: Cancer. Last from Australia.
Christchurch Cemetery Database

above - Amy Charlotte Williamson 5th July 1884
by Alfred Martin, Wanganui 

above - an unidentified baby 
by Alfred Martin, Wanganui 

 above - a group of unidentified children
by Alfred Martin, Wanganui

 above - an unidentified man
by Alfred Martin, Wanganui
[purchased August 2020]

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