Lafayette Studios

Lafayette Studios
Queen Street, Auckland

succeeded John Robert Hanna in 1902

A photographic studio on improved principles has been started in Queen street, in the premises lately occupied by J. R. Hanna. The studio is controlled by Mr C. J. Ellerbeck, formerly with Mr Sarony, and is equipped with the very latest ideas in Home and Continental photography, which have been specially imported. We predict a busy time for Mr Ellerbeck.
Observer, Volume XXII, Issue 33, 3 May 1902, Page 17

Observer, Volume XXIII, Issue 7, 1 November 1902, Page 18

Auckland Star, Volume XXXIII, Issue 261, 3 November 1902, Page 8

Carnell and Brown

Carnell and Brown

Trafalgar Street, Nelson

succeeded George Jackson 1865

Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XXIV, Issue 123, 12 October 1865, Page 4


Samuel Carnell

Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVIII, Issue 4523, 23 February 1872, Page 1

It will be observed by a notice in our advertising columns that the improvements in Mr Carnell's photographic establishment are not yet complete, and that the studio will not be open for some days. They have been delayed, we understand, by the recent bad weather.

The improvements are of a very important character. They embrace a new studio window on Mr Vanderweyde's principle. In the Photographic News the patentee describes it as follows:

The invention consists in so placing each pane of glass that the direct rays of light passing through it to the sitter or object to be photographed shall traverse the glass as nearly as possible at right angles to its plane. In photographic studios as at present constructed, the greater part of the light passing in the direction of the sitter traverses the glass more or less obliquely, the angle varying with the distance of the glass from the sitter. It is obvious that the light must traverse more than the actual thickness of the glass, and must therefore be obstructed by absorption and by reflection to a greater extent than if it passes through the glass at a right angle. The advantage of the invention is to reduce the time necessary for exposure, and to give to the image obtained greater roundness, vigor, delicacy of modelling, and point."

The frame of the new window arrived to Mr Carnell's order by the Fernglen. It was manufactured by Messrs Marshall and Hatch of London. It is, we may further mention, reversible. The relative positions of the sitter in the camera can be changed, so that in this way a subject can have his choice as to which side of his face he will have the brighter light thrown on.
Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XX, Issue 3902, 10 May 1877, Page 2

Mr Annabell has left at our office a portrait of Sir Donald M'Lean, taken from a photograph by Mr Carnell, said by Sir Donald to be the best he ever had taken. We have also seen two others by the same artist the Rev. W. Marshall and his good lady, to be left for a short time at Mr Cam ell's studio.

Portraits in oil painting may now be obtained without the long sitting formerly required. Mr Annabell only requires a good photo (or what would be best, an enlarged photo by Mr Carnell), and five minutes in the company of the person to be painted, and he guarantees a correct likeness, or, in the absence of the person to be painted, a good description, with color of hair and eyes, with photo.
Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XX, Issue 3909, 18 May 1877, Page 2

Mr S. Carnell
Begs to inform his patrons and the public generally that his establishment is re-opened. The new studio window being now complete, he has every facility for producing portraits of a class never before equalled in Napier.

Thanking the public of Napier for their past patronage, he assures them that it will be his endeavor to render every satisfaction to all who may visit him in the future.
Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XX, Issue 3911, 21 May 1877, Page 3

Mr Carnell, we notice, has now in operation the patent concentrating studio window, of which we gave a description a short time ago. The effect is certainty a great improvement on the ordinary method, the photographs presenting the appearance of being brought out in bold relief.

In one of the numbers of the Photographic news there is a letter to the patentee, Mr Vander Weyde, from Mr A. E. Fradelle, the photographer of Regent street, London, in which the studio window is very highly commended. Mr Fradelle says: "In accordance with your desire, I have now great pleasure in sending you my report on the qualities of your new patent studio window. After three weeks' trial, I am of opinion that my negatives have to a great extent more stereoscopic effect, and are more solid and brilliant than heretofore. The specimens I can show you will bear out the proof of my assertion in comparison with my former work. This system of lighting is peculiarly suitable for Rembrandt effects. On many occasions I have taken excellent pictures at a very late hour of the day."
Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XX, Issue 3920, 31 May 1877, Page 2

Three oil paintings by Mr Annabel are on view at Mr Carnell's studio, and will well repay a visit, being portraits of Mr John Heslop, senr., Mr Wilkin, manager of the Grange property, and Dr Hitchings. The two latter are colored enlargements of photographs, and the result produced in this manner is very exact to life indeed.
Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 5001, 6 February 1878, Page 2

Mr S. Carnell, the well-known photographer, has leased the land in Tennyson street, between Messrs Banner .and Liddle's stores and Mr Sainsbury's offices, and purposes erecting a large photographic establishment on the site, the material to be either of concrete or timber.
Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 5709, 8 June 1880, Page 2

Mr S. Carnell, photographer, has received the second order of merit at the Melbourne Exhibition.
Daily Telegraph, Issue 3022, 3 March 1881, Page 2

Mr S. Carnell yesterday opened his new photographic studio in Shakespeare road, in the premises recently occupied by Mr Cassin. He has had the place re-fitted and made most convenient for the uses of a photographer.

There are waiting-rooms and retiring-rooms for ladies, and all the accessories of a complete establishment. The studio has been erected behind the main building, and the Vanderweyde patent windows have been repaired and utilised. The room is 17ft wide by 35ft long, and is, we believe, the largest studio in the Australian colonies.

Determined to protect himself as far as possible from another disastrous fire, Mr Carrell has also built a brick strong-room for the reception of his more valuable instruments and appliances. We wish him every success in his new start in business.
Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 6213, 5 April 1882, Page 2

CARNELL, S. (NAPIER). Mr Carnell, who succeeds Mr Swan as Napier's representative, is a photographer here and an old resident. He is a member of the Harbour Board as a nominee of the present Government, and was among the last batch of J.P.'s. He is also a member of the Charitable Aid Board and Hospital Board. He is a fluent, rapid speaker, of extreme Radical views, verging on downright Socialism. He wants to see the present land tax very much increased until all the large estates are burst up. He is, however, out of politics a genial, though excitable man, but very suspicious of the motives of those opposed to him.
Press, Volume L, Issue 8653, 30 November 1893, Page 6

Mr and Mrs Samuel Carnell, of Napier, have celebrated their diamond wedding, having been married at the New Radford Church, Nottingham, on May 24th, 1858. Mr Carnell has had the honour of being Mayor of Napier on several occasions, and also represented the town in Parliament for three years.

He was born in Nottinghamshire in 1832 and arrived in New Zealand in 1862. He went to Napier in 1869 after taking part in the West Coast gold rush and setting up in Nelson and Auckland as a photographer.
Colonist, Volume LX, Issue 14785, 30 May 1918, Page 4

An old resident of Napier, Mr. Samuel Carnell, died yesterday afternoon, aged eighty-eight years. Deceased, who was Mayor of Napier in 1904 and 1905, was born in Nottinghamshire, and reached Auckland in the ship Caduceus in 1862. He resided in Auckland till 1865, when he went to the goldfields at Hokitika. Later he went into business as a photographer at Nelson and Auckland, and removed to Napier in 1869.

Deceased won the Napier seat in the Liberal Party's interest in 1894. He was also a member of local bodies, and was a Freemason.
Evening Post, Volume C, Issue 92, 15 October 1920, Page 8


HANNA, John Robert

John Robert Hanna
134* Queen Street, Auckland, 196* Queen Street, Auckland and Brougham Street, New Plymouth.
* it is not known if this is a change of addresses or a re-numbering of Queen Street.

born about 1850 Ireland
eldest son of Eliza Crawford and Robert Hanna of Drum, County Monaghan, Ireland
arrived in New Zealand on the clipper ship Ganges
sailed Queenstown (now Cobh), Ireland
4 November 1864 - arrived Auckland 14 February 1865
died 8 April 1915 at his residence Nelson Street, Ellerslie, Auckland
after a long and painful illness. (1)
registered 1915/2523 aged 65 years
buried Waikaraka Cemetery, area 1 block A lot no 87 (6)

married 29 October 1879 (3) Auckland
Alice Elizabeth Williamson
registered 1879/2278
died 24 April 1916 at her residence Wilson Street, Ellerslie.
buried Waikaraka Cemetery (5) area 1 block A lot no 87B (6)

The Ganges
John Robert Hanna arrived in New Zealand on the Ganges in 1865, he was then aged about 15 years.

The ship 'Ganges'. Dickie, John, 1869-1942 :Collection of postcards, prints and negatives. Ref: 1/2-032394-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

His father Robert Hanna, under medical advise decided to emigrate to New Zealand (7). Robert and Eliza Hanna and their 11 children Nancy, Jane, Mary, John, Samuel, James, Thomas, Andrew, Phoebe, Joseph and Margaret sailed from Queenstown (now known as Cobh), Ireland on the clipper ship Ganges on 4 November 1864. During the voyage their daughter Phoebe Hanna died aged 1 year 4 months. She was one of 54 children and two adults who died during the voyage of bronchitis and whooping cough. The Ganges dropped anchor off Queen Street Wharf, Auckland at 7pm on 14 February 1865 (9). Robert died at Hobson Street, Auckland on 26 May 1868 after a lingering illness aged 48 years leaving his wife and young family. Eliza Hanna died 8 June 1884 at her residence Grey Street, Auckland (8).

John Robert Hanna was a nephew of J. D. Crawford, M.D., of Liverpool (12), the Rev. Dr. Crawford (11), of Belfast, and the Rev. Dr. Hugh Hanna, of Belfast (10).

Employed at Bartlett's Studio in 1873 (4).
Hemus and Hanna - 1875 - dissolved 11 April 1885.
Purchased Clarke Bros. studio about July 1885.
succeeded by Lafayette Studio about June 1902 - held Hanna's negatives (2).
Brougham Street, New Plymouth about Oct 1902

Streets Committee.— A special report from this Committee recommended the granting of a permit to R. M. Watt for effecting certain alterations to J. R. Hanna's photographic studio, Queen street.—The report was adopted.
Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 144, 26 June 1885, Page 4

The extensive alterations which Mr J. R. Hanna has been making to his photographic studio (late Clarke Bros.), in Queen-street, and everything is now in readiness for the opening. The place has undergone an entire renovation, and all the latest improvements have been added.

It will be remembered that Mr Hanna was induced by failing health three months ago to retire from the firm of Hemus and Hanna, with the intention of settling in the country. His prolonged holiday, however, has had the happy effect of restoring his health, and he has, in consequence, resolved to remain in the city, where he is best known.
Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 152, 6 July 1885, Page 2

 above - a portrait by J. R. Hanna
184 Queen Street, Auckland.

Albert Spencer the President of the Auckland Employers' Federation was an assistant to John Hanna in 1886 before establishing his own studio in 1887 trading under the name of Sankey and Spencer.
Auckland Star, Volume LXV, Issue 260, 2 November 1934, Page 8

We notice by advertisement elsewhere that J. R. Hanna, Photographer, (late of Hemus and Hanna.) has started business on his own account next Lewisson's, jeweller, and that he guarantees to please everyone who may favour him with their patronage.
Observer, Volume 7, Issue 381, 27 March 1886, Page 4

Mr Adam Cairns, of the Star Hotel, has been presented with a handsome photographic shield, with portraits of members of the Crimean Veterans' Association, photographed by Mr J. R. Hanna.
Auckland Star, Volume XVII, Issue 286, 4 December 1886, Page 5

 LinkJ. R. H. wishes to inform his friends and the public generally, that he has quite recovered from his recent illness.
Auckland Star,
Volume XVIII, Issue 299, 20 December 1887, Page 8

Auckland Star, Volume XIX, Issue 270, 15 November 1888, Page 8

Amongst the popular novelties of the season are miniature photographs, which are being produced at small cost and utilised for distribution amongst friends as fitting accompaniments to Christmas and New Year cards.

Mr J. R. Hanna, whose studio has a reputation for first-class artistic work, announces that he is now producing midgets to suit the popular taste. These portraits are somewhat larger than a postage stamp, and are mounted on card, and the work on them is of a superior and very creditable character. The charge is 2s 6d per dozen, at which price sitters could well afford to circulate representations of themselves amongst the whole circle of their acquaintances.

One feature of Mr Hanna's announcement specially deserving of attention is that during the Christmas season every person ordering a dozen pictures will be entitled to the same number of "midgets" gratis.

Auckland Star, Volume XIX, Issue 297, 18 December 1888, Page 4

Auckland Star, Volume XX, Issue 8, 10 January 1889, Page 3

There are on view at Mr J. R. Hanna's photographic studio, some capital pictures of Admiral and Mrs Fairfax. Immediately prior to the departure of the Orlando, Mr Hanna went on board the vessel by request and "took" a group consisting of the Admiral, Mrs Fairfax, and the officers of the Orlando, similar to that taken when the Nelson was leaving.

We understand that Mr Hanna is about to have extensive alterations made to his studio, and these will include a new gallery and a more imposing entrance, with better facilities for the display of pictures.
Auckland Star, Volume XX, Issue 86, 11 April 1889, Page 4

Auckland Star, Volume XX, Issue 103, 2 May 1889, Page 1

Hanna's Photographic Studio.
The extension of Mr J. R. Hanna's photographic business has induced him to make extensive alterations in his Queen-street studio and attachments, so that quite a transformation scene has taken place.

Previous to the alterations there were only five rooms with studio. The additions and re-arrangements have increased the number to ten, exclusive of the studio. Commencing at the entrance, the gate has been placed in a central position, and completely renovated, while the stairway has been renewed, and made wider than formerly. At the top of the stairs there is a small lobby leading into the waiting room, on the right of which is the office and retouching room.

Speaking tubes lead from this apartment to the gallery and printing room. Beyond the waiting-room is Mr Hanna's private office, a ladies' dressing-room, gentlemen's dressing-room, fitted with every convenience, and either the dark room or gallery can be entered from the main passage, securing privacy for visitors.

The studio is of admirable design and probably the best lighted in the colonies, and includes the most modern improvements. The objectionable head-rest is almost entirely done away with, and the ventilation of the studio is perfect. There is also a large sliding sash on the south side, which can be thrown right back for the purpose of taking dropshutter pictures of children.

Underneath the studio is a large room for washing and toning the pictures, and on the first and second floors there are rooms for storing negatives, enamelling and printing rooms, the latter having two useful sliding sashes facing the north. There is also a large projecting window, which enables printing to be done in wet weather if necessary, and the mounting and framing of pictures is done in a room set apart for that purpose. On the whole, the arrangements appear to be as near perfection as possible, and Mr Hanna should reap his reward in due season.
Auckland Star, Volume XX, Issue 238, 7 October 1889, Page 4

Early on Sunday morning, Sept. 28, a 12-roomed house was burnt down at Remuera. It was the property of Mr T. F. Tinne, who also owned the furniture, but was occupied by Messrs Ward Butler, W. Kettlewell and J. C. Hanna. The origin of the fire is not known.

At 4 o'clock Mr Hanna was awakened by a crackling noise and found flames bursting from the dining room. He gave the alarm to Messrs Butler and Kettlewell, and to the servants. All escaped unhurt; but were able to save very little of their personal effects. Mr Hanna saved most of his, but Messrs Kettlewell and Butler were pretty heavy losers. The house was insured for £550 in the South British, the furniture for £550 in the New Zealand, and Messrs Butler and Kettlewell had their personal effects and furniture insured for £200 in the Standard.
Auckland Star, Volume XXI, Issue 235, 4 October 1890, Page 6

The 1891 Hanna along with Josiah Martin were elected vice-presidents of the Auckland Photographic Club.

At an adjourned meeting of the Auckland Photographic Club held last evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year :—President, His Excellency the Earl of Onslow; vice-presidents, Mr Josiah Martin, Mr J. R. Hanna; secretary, Mr J. P. E. Francis; treasurer, Mr G. R. Boulton members of Committee, Messrs Caldwell, Carson, Hunter and Watkins.
Auckland Star, Volume XXI, Issue 256, 29 October 1890, Page 4

Portraits of His Excellency the Governor the Countess of Onslow and Admiral Scott have been executed by Mr J. R. Hanna in such a degree of perfection as to ensure universal admiration.

Lord Onslow and the Countess have been photographed in court dress on this occasion, for the first time here, and Mr Hanna has succeeded in producing not only beautiful pictures, but exquisite likenesses.

The following letters have been received by Mr Hanna in acknowledgment of the photographs:—
(l) "Government House, Auckland, to Mr Hanna. Sir.— I am directed by His Excellency the Earl of Onslow to thank you sincerely for the four pictures you sent. Both His Excellency and the Countess of Onslow admire them very much.— I am, Yours obediently. J. S. Guthrie, A.D.C."
(2) "H.M.s. Orlando, Sydney, May 7th 1891. Sir, —I am very much obliged to you indeed for the photographs, which have arrived all safe. The photograph of me with the cap is especially liked by all my friends. — Yours faithfully, Charles S. Scott.
Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 115, 16 May 1891, Page 4

Auckland Photographs in America
In a recent issue of Wilson's "Photographic Magazine," a New York journal devoted to photography, appears an article concerning the exhibition of Mr J. R. Hanna, of Auckland, which secured a medal at the Washington Exhibition.

The writer speaks in very eulogistic terms of Mr Hanna's work, and in the conclusion of his remarks expresses the opinion that he is not behind his fellow artists of America, adding significantly that he can teach something to many of them. We extract the following:-

"The attendants at the late photographic exhibition at Washington will remember a series of fine portraits which hung there, sent from a studio far away down in the other end of the world, for the said pictures caused a great deal of remark, and created much admiration and praise. In the first place, the pluck of the photographer and his faith in his productions shown by his sending them so far to compete with the work of others of whom he know only through this magazine, were admired and in the second place the pictures themselves were of excellent quality and thus attracted by their own merits.

Again, when the report of the judges was made known it was learned that those gems of New Zealand had secured a medal for their producer. We allude to the exhibit of Mr J. R. Hanna, of Auckland, New Zealand. We have by his generosity been able to make a selection of nine pictures from it, and present reductions of them as Our Picture this time.

We have (illegible word) a representative series which well (illegible word) Mr Hanna's skill and style in the various grades of studio work, from a plain and ordinary pose to those which are more fanciful and ambitious. A careful analysis of these will show that Mr Hanna is a studious, thoughtful artist, able to cope with all the varieties of subject which come to him. In the arrangement of the lines, in the disposition of the hands, very particularly, and in the lighting he is governed by art principles all through, as anyone can see. His results are also technically good, and many useful lessons are to be had from the nine pictures we present."

The magazine contains a page of Mr Hanna's photographs wonderfully well executed, considering the reduced size. They include portraits of Miss Clara Merivale and Mrs Buckland in evening dress, of Lady Gwendoline Onslow, and others. The space devoted in the magazine to Mr Hanna's work is highly flattering to that gentleman.
Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 126, 29 May 1891, Page 3

Large numbers of those who listened to the earnest words of the Rev. Mark Guy Pearse will be pleased to learn that beautiful photographs of the rev. gentlemen were taken during his stay in Auckland by Mr J. R. Hanna. The pictures are admirable likenesses, and are very artistically finished. Several copies were on view today at Mr Hanna's studio, and attracted a great deal of attention. These photographs may be obtained at the Sunday-school Depot at popular prices.
Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 177, 28 July 1891, Page 4

It is announced that the beautiful photographs of Rev. Mark Guy Pearse recently taken by Mr J. R. Hanna may now be obtained in either cabinet or panel size at the Sunday-school Union depot. The whole of the proceeds go to the Young Men's Christian Association, Mr Hanna having very generously promised to supply all the photographs sold free of cost. Therefore, the only benefit that accrues to him from the sale of the pictures is the credit attaching to such artistic and excellent work, and the knowledge that he is benefiting a very deserving institution.
Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 188, 10 August 1891, Page 2

Mr J. R. Hanna, the well-known photographer, has presented to Auckland Art Gallery an enlarged photograph of Sir Geo. Grey talking into the phonograph. The Mayor, Mr J. H. Upton, has presented to the same institution an enlarged photograph of Mr J. T. Mackelvie, the donor of so many valuable paintings to the Gallery. The enlargement was excellently executed by Mr Hanna.
Observer, Volume XI, Issue 659, 15 August 1891, Page 12

Mr J. R. Hanna send another letter upon the late Mr Mackelvie's portrait in reply to "Citizen" and Mr A. W. Horsbrugh. He says "Strange to say, too, the cablegrams in the columns of your paper of the day on which my letter appeared confirmed my statements as to astronomy, it being reported that the President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science eulogises photography, and hopes during the coming year to be able to give a correct chart of the heavens by this means,"

With regard to the information necessary to produce a painting of Mr Mackelvie, Mr Hanna remarks "I shall only be satisfied when a responsible person gives the trustworthy description. I knew the late Mr Mackelvie very well by sight when a resident of Auckland, but should be very sorry to place myself in the position of giving the easily-obtained information." I quite agree with 'Citizen' that enlargements finished in colour are an every day occurrence in more than one establishment in this town, to go no further but in these cases the trustworthy description, which is my strong point, is always forthcoming.

As to the camera being used by gifted men as a philosophical toy, let me remind him of Shakspere's (sic) memorable words to Horatio, 'There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.' 'Citizen' may scarcely believe it, but the fact remains that scientists, both in England and on the Continent, are making great advances towards taking photographs in natural colours, and many predict that the day is not far distant, and I hope both A.W.H. and 'Citizen' will live to see it, when the camera and lens will be brought to such perfection as to pourtray (sic) the human face divine in its natural state. I shall now withdraw from this controversy, and regret that my absence from town prevented an earlier reply."
Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 210, 4 September 1891, Page 2

Those who profess to believe there is no art in photography would do well to pay a visit at the present time to Mr J. R. Hanna's studio, and there is little doubt that such a course will dissolve their casuistry into thin air.

Mr Hanna has on view a further series of Princess Ida photographs, and they are certainly specimens of advanced art in photography. The pictures are really beautiful, and were to-day the centre of attraction to large numbers of people.

Most of the pictures are composed of groups of the principals, and they should be as gratifying to the subjects as they are creditable to the artist. One group is a large plate, fifteen inches by twelve, and includes the nine principal performers. The grouping and posing are very artistic, the detail is very faithfully reproduced and the likenesses are wonderfully good.

It would be difficult to get a finer picture, or one more delicately and artistically finished. Several groups of the chorus are all really admirable, while Miss Reeve and Miss Warren are capitally taken. There are also some charming pictures of Mrs Cooper and also excellent ones of Mr Edmiston. Mr Hanna has fully sustained the reputation of his establishment by his later series, and he has afforded a substantial argument in his own favour in the "art in photography" controversy.
Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 246, 16 October 1891, Page 3

Though Christmas cards are of infinite variety and design, the popular desire is ever for something quite new and original, and this fact has evidently impressed itself on the mind of Mr J. R. Hanna, photographer, with very satisfactory results.

He has introduced to Auckland the most unique thing in the way of Christmas cards. It is in the form of a photo stand of cardboard, with a back rest so that it will stand by itself. The design is a folding one, the opening for the photograph being on the centre leaf, while the outer leaves fold across and cover the picture. It is only natural to suppose that the cards are beautiful and artistic. This is true of most Christmas cards, and exceptionally true of these. Each page bears a very pretty floral device, the words are appropriate to the season, and the card in its complete form and containing the photograph of the sender is a most appropriate Christmas offering. Samples of these cards are on view in Mr Hanna's show cases, and have been exciting general admiration. The idea is new, and is certain to be popular.
Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 265, 7 November 1891, Page 5

Mr J. H. Upton, following the practice of his predecessors in office, has presented to the City Council a large portrait of himself, admirably executed by Mr J. R. Hanna. The portrait hangs on the Council wall, and completes the Mayoral portrait gallery up to the present time.
Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 298, 16 December 1891, Page 5

Amongst the newest, designs for Christmas cards are opaline photographs on toned mounts. A collection of pictures in this style was on view to-day in Mr J. R. Hanna's show case, Queen street, and attracted an amount of attention from passers by. The idea is a good one, as persons are thus enabled to send a photograph as a Christmas card and also select their own motto.
Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 279, 23 November 1892, Page 4

Mr J. R. Hanna, photographer, of Auckland, has received a letter from the editor of the London Practical Photographer thanking him for some portraiture work which Mr Hanna recently sent him, and stating that they were greatly admired and praised when shown at one of the weekly meetings of the Photographic Club.
Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 295, 12 December 1892, Page 2

above - a portrait by J. R. Hanna
196 Queen Street, Auckland

During the recent visit of the Napier bowlers to Auckland several photographic groups were taken by Mr J. R. Hanna, the well-known photographer of Queen street. The pictures have now arrived in Napier, and may be seen at Messrs Davies and Evans' and Mr J. Crerar's establishments. They are really excellent specimens of the photographer's art.
Hawke's Bay Herald, Volume XXVIII, Issue 9275, 1 February 1893, Page 2

Mr J. R. Hanna, photographer, has finished a large and handsome photographic shield of those who took part in the recent Old Colonists' Jubilee at Auckland. The shield is 6 feet 6 inches long by 5 feet 6 inches wide, and contains over 160 portraits. It is suggested that the shield should be placed in the Public Library and Art Gallery.
Auckland Star, Volume XXIV, Issue 88, 15 April 1893, Page 4

Mr J. R. Hanna, photographer, of Queen street, has just finished a very large and handsome collection of photographs of old and prominent Aucklanders, chiefly in connection with the jubilee celebration of the arrival of the pioneer ships Jane Gilford and Duchess of Argyle at Auckland in 1843.

The collection or shield contains about 160 photographs, beautifully executed, including portraits of Sir George Grey Governor Hobson, and many "old hands," besides prominent colonists of to-day.

The collection is a most interesting one to all colonists, and it is suggested that it should be procured and placed in the Free Public Library in this city.

Mr Hanna has also just finished a fine life-size head of the noted Ngatimaniapoto chief Taonui, who died recently in the King Country, to the order of Mr John He.... of Otorohanga.
Auckland Star, Volume XXIV, Issue 97, 26 April 1893, Page 4

At the annual meeting of the Auckland Photographic Club, held on Thursday, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:—President, Dr. J. Logan Campbell; Vice-Presidents, Mr J. R. Hanna and Mr R. B. Walrond Secretary, Mr G. R. Boulton; Treasurer, Mr R. Mason; Committee, Messrs G. M. Maingay, W. G. Churchward, H. Arthur, and James Coe. Seven new members of the Club were elected.
Auckland Star, Volume XXIV, Issue 244, 14 October 1893, Page 1

Miss Bowring was the recipient of two handsome presents last Saturday, on the occasion of her retirement from her position in Mr J. R. Hanna's studio, in view of her approaching marriage with Mr Spencer. Mr Hanna presented her with a beautiful marble clock, and the staff, through Mr Hemus, with a charming breakfast service.
Observer, Issue 780, 9 December 1893, Page 8

Mr J. R. Hanna, photographer, notifies in another column that his photographs of Sir George Grey and Bishop Hill being protected by registration, he warns all persons against copying, exhibiting, or attempting to sell as they will be prosecuted for a breach of the Act.
Auckland Star, Volume XXV, Issue 66, 17 March 1894, Page 4

Auckland Star, Volume XXV, Issue 68, 20 March 1894, Page 8

A handsome shield of photographs has just been completed by Mr J. R. Hanna, and is at present on view in the window of Mr Macdonald, Karangahape Road, by whom it has been tastefully framed. The shield contains the photographs of 64 officers and teachers of the Pitt-street Wesleyan Sunday-school, who decided to make this presentation to Mr George Winstone, the Superintendent, as a mark of their personal esteem and appreciation of his services in connection with the school during the last 25 years. The scroll work around the photographs consists of fern leaves, which have been faithfully and artistically depicted by Mr W. Gulliver. In the centre of the shield is a large photograph of Mr G. Winstone.
Auckland Star, Volume XXV, Issue 129, 31 May 1894, Page 4

An interior view of Hanna's studio located at 134 Queen Street, Auckland
The Photogram May 1894, page 110.
courtesy of Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Director-General, The Royal Photographic Society

The Photogram," a London publication, devotes an interesting article to Mr J. R. Hanna's Auckland studio, and reproduces a number of his photographs. These photos, with others received from Mr Hanna, were, it is stated, "Shown to the London and Provincial Association, and to friends in other places. At the Club the opinion was expressed that no man in Britain was doing better all round portraiture; at the London and Provincial a similar verdict was given; and Mr Thomas Fall, to whom, amongst others, they were shown, said he had never seen such lovely work. The few examples reproduced speak for themselves as to the posing and lighting but the point which gives the greatest charm to the finished results in the parcel above spoken of, and in a few of those more recently received, is the beauty of the prints in quality, tone and surface."
Auckland Star, Volume XXV, Issue 153, 28 June 1894, Page 4

Our Special Supplement.
The special supplement of eight pages of illustrations in connection with the wreck of the "Wairarapa, issued gratis with today's Observer, is unquestionably the greatest achievement in Colonial journalism. Such a thing has never before been attempted in New Zealand, where illustrations of this kind have been chiefly confined to the mechanical reproduction of photographs. By the aid of the fine staff of artists at our command, and with the help of our splendid photozincographic process, we have been enabled to furnish our readers with this admirable supplement within five days of the receipt of the first news in Auckland, and free of any extra charge. The scenes delineated by the brushes of our artists are all faithful reproductions from descriptions by eye-witnesses and sketches taken at the scene of the wreck, while the large centre picture of the vessel two hours after she struck was redrawn from an admirable sketch by one of the survivors. The several groups of survivors are from beautiful photographic groups taken by Mr J. R. Hanna, and very kindly placed at our disposal. This special number is admirably adapted for sending to friends at a distance, giving, as it does, a faithful reproduction of the scenes associated with the wreck. The edition is limited and care should be taken to secure copies before it is too late.
Observer, Volume XV, Issue 827, 10 November 1894, Page 7

Mr H. Nashelski, local principal of the firm of Messrs P. Hayman and Co., leaves on Tuesday for a holiday trip to England. Last evening the employees of the firm presented Mr Nashelski with a large shield containing their photographs, the latter being the work of Mr J. R. Hanna...
Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 83, 6 April 1895, Page 4

 above Croslegh Dampier-Crossley

The Art Exhibition, at the Choral Hall ...
PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUB The work exhibited by members of the Auckland Photographic Club in the anteroom, form no inconsiderable part of the attractions at the Choral Hall. A larger number of photographs are shown this year, and the work on the average is really excellent. The President of the Club, Dr. Campbell, shows two fine sunrise studies, and H. Utting has an equally interesting series of cloudland views, also an admirable panoramic representations of Onehunga and a shield of scenes from the Islands. The subjects are well chosen, and the work thoroughly satisfactory. It is almost needless to praise the work of such veteran photographers as Mr Charles Hemus and Mr J. R. Hanna; their names alone guarantee excellence. Mr Hemus only shows one picture, a really capital representation of the dear in childhood's days — "Little Red, Riding Hood." Mr Hanna's contribution is a shield of framed photos of various types, including one of Prince Franz Joseph of Battenberg. Included in the collection are some excellent photographs of children of tender years, a branch of the art in which Mr Hanna is exceptionally successful.
Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 89, 15 April 1895, Page 3

Mr S. D. Hanna, who is recognised and esteemed as one of the pillars of Freemasonry in Auckland, was the recipient of a very flattering presentation at the installation of the officers of Lodge Ara, No 1, last Wednesday evening. After the business of the meeting had been disposed of, the W.M., Brother Alfred Bartlett, called Brother Hanna forward, and in very felicitous terms requested his acceptance from the members of Lodge Ara of a very handsome framed life-size photo picture of himself (Mr Hanna). In doing so, he spoke in glowing terms of the invaluable services rendered by Brother Hanna to Lodge Ara in particular and Freemasonry in general during the last three years services that would long linger in the grateful memories of the brethren of the craft. Mr Hanna, who was much surprised at the presentation, expressed his acknowledgments very gracefully. The picture, which is a splendid one, was the work of Mr J. R. Hanna, and does credit to his studio.
Observer, Volume XV, Issue 860, 22 June 1895, Page 16

 Samuel Dawson Hanna
Observer, Volume XXXVII, Issue 23, 10 February 1917, Page 6

To-day a large number of the settlers and their descendants were to be photographed by Mr J. R. Hanna in front of St. James' Hall. A copy of the photograph is to be placed in the Free Public Library.
Auckland Star, Volume XXVIII, Issue 145, 24 June 1897, Page 3

We inadvertently omitted to state in our issue of Saturday last that the fine portrait of the late Sir George Grey, which was then published as a special pictorial supplement to the STAR was reproduced from a photograph taken by Mr J. R. Hanna, the well-known photographer of this city. Mr Hanna is the possessor of the negative of this portrait, the most lifelike representation of Sir George as Aucklanders will recollect him just before he left for the Old Country, and of other photos of the deceased statesman at various periods of his life. These photographs have now a peculiar value and interest attached to them, and no doubt many of Sir George Grey's friends and admirers would be glad to possess copies.
Auckland Star, Volume XXIX, Issue 228, 27 September 1898, Page 4

The photos. of the office-bearers of St. Matthew's Church, which appeared in the "Graphic" last week were specially taken for that paper by Mr, J. R. Hanna, and like all work from Mr Hanna's studio, were of the highest class. By accident the photos, were not duly acknowledged to Mr Hanna, who certainly deserved recognition for such excellent portraits.
Auckland Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 202, 25 August 1900, Page 4

Tuesday next at 12 o'clock. Walnut Upright Grand Piano, by Bord; Handsome Cheffonier, Large Overmantel, Cedar Sideboard. Hall Stand, Collection of Paintings on Ivory, 80 Years Old; Oil Paintings. Oleographs, Duchess Pairs, Mangle. Portable Boilers, Etc.. Etc. Wood-St., Ponsonby.

Carpenter Arthur
Has received instructions from Mr J. R. Hanna, who is leaving for the South, to sell by auction at his residence, Wood-st, near Franklyn Rd., Tuesday next, at 12 o'clock,
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND EFFECTS — Walnut Piano, by Bord: Handsome Drawing Room Cheffonier, Large Overmantel, Brussels Carpet, Valuable Collection of Oil Paintings on Ivory, over 80 years old: Oil Paintings, Oleographs, Window Drape. Silk Tapestry Music Canterbury. Easy Chairs, Vases, Centre Table, Gas Globes, Cedar Sideboard, Couch. Writing Desk. Ornaments. Dining Chairs, Clock, Fenders, Hall Stand, Marble Top; Carved Brackets, Bagatelle Board, Ping-Pong Table. Wool Mats, Duchess Pairs, Marble Top; Spring Mattress, Wardrobe, Washstand. Ware, D. Table, Toilet Glass, Chests Drawers, Wicker Chairs, Kitchen Tables. Chairs, Meat Safe, Gas Iron. Mangles, Wringers, Tubs, Portable Boiler. Step Ladders, Lawn Mower, Garden Tools, etc., etc. C. ARTHUR. Auctioneer.
Auckland Star, Volume XXXIII, Issue 182, 2 August 1902, Page 8 (also on 30 July 1902)

In October 1897 the studio was located at 196 Queen Street, Auckland. Whether the studio has moved from 134 Queen Street or the businesses in Queen Street re-numbered is not known.

Taranaki Herald, Volume L, Issue 12089, 4 October 1902, Page 3
(this notice continued in the Taranaki Herald until 5 January 1904)

Proude — Hanna.— On Nov. 16th [1904], at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. J. N. Buttle, George, only son of the late Mr M. Proude, "Thornville," Bombay, Auckland, to Mabel, eldest daughter of Mr. J. R. Hanna, New Plymouth.
Taranaki Herald, Volume liii, Issue 12713, 19 November 1904, Page 4

A busy scene was presented at the Railway Goods Department this morning, when a large consignment of Champion flour was transferred from railway trucks to numerous express waggons and afterwards photographed by Mr Hanna...

Taranaki Herald, Volume LIV, Issue 13481, 30 May 1907, Page 4

Mr J. R. Hanna.
Mr John R. Hanna, a well known resident of Auckland, who for years was a partner in the firm of Hemus and Hanna, photographers, Queen Street, died at Ellerslie to-day.

When his partner retired, Mr Hanna carrier on the business, until failing health compelled him to leave Auckland. For a long time subsequently Mr Hanna was in business at New Plymouth, but the state of his health necessitated his retirement. About two years ago the family removed to Ellerslie, where he died in his sixty sixth year.

Deceased was a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, being a P.M. of Lodge Ara, 348. I.C., and also held office in the Grand Lodge, I.C.

In his younger years Mr Hanna was also an energetic worker in connection with St. James' Presbyterian Sunday school, and the Sunday school mission. While his health lasted Mr Hanna was of a bright, genial temperament, and made many friends. He is survived by his widow and grown-up family, as well as four brothers and two sisters.
Auckland Star, Volume XLVI, Issue 83, 8 April 1915, Page 2
The death is reported from Auckland, at the age of 66, of Mr J. R. Hanna, formerly a well-known photographer of that city, and member of the once well-known firm of Hemus and Hanna. The deceased gentleman, who was a prominent Freemason, was a brother of Mr S. D. Hanna (Samuel Dawson Hanna 1851-1917), well-known in engineering circles, Mr A. Hanna (Andrew Hanna), solicitor, and Mr J. C. Hanna (James C. Hanna), of the New Zealand Insurance Company's staff.
Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LXIX, 13 April 1915, Page 4

Hanna, John Robert, Photographer, Queen Street, Auckland. Telephone 351.

Mr. Hanna was born in Ireland, and arrived in New Zealand thirty-five years ago. He began work in his profession with Mr. R. H. Bartlett, of Auckland, whose business he subsequently managed for some time.

For ten years after leaving Mr. Bartlett he was a member of the firm of Messrs Hemus and Hanna, and managed the business. In 1885 the firm was dissolved by mutual consent, and Mr. Hanna bought the business which was established by the late Mr. Crombie in 1855, and is the oldest in Auckland.

The building is of brick, three stories in height, and has about 2500 square feet of floor space. A handsome vestibule, adorned with choice specimens of photographic art, leads to the reception room on the first floor. The studio, 16 feet by 40 feet, was built from Mr. Hanna's own designs, and is admirably adapted for the purpose. The light is excellent, as the studio is glazed on both sides to within a few inches of the floor, and the appointments are elegant, the background scenery having been specially imported. Mr. Hanna's work is noted for excellence in quality, tone, and finish, and at the American Photographic Artists' Convention, in Washington, he secured a bronze medal in the foreign section. The “Photogram,” of May, 1894, devoted three pages to Mr. Hanna, his studio, and his work, in consequence of a packet of his photograms having been received in London. These were so beautiful that they were shown to the Photographic Club, and to the London and Provincial Photographic Association. The verdict was that no man in Britain was doing better all round portraiture, and Mr. Thomas Fall, the president of the Association, wrote to say that he had never seen such lovely work.

Mr. Hanna employs seven assistants, his portraits go all over the world, and he recently completed for a London gentleman an order for 300. His trade mark is an autograph “Hanna.”

There used to be on view in the vestibule of Mr. Hanna's studio a very fine shield, which contained the portraits of over 160 Aucklanders, deemed worthy of portraiture in connection with the district's jubilee in 1892. It is now in the Free Library, and will repay inspection as a specimen of fine photographic art, and as a collection of colonial and provincial worthies.

Mr. Hanna has been thirty-five years in Auckland, and as a Freemason he is Provincial Grand Secretary for New Zealand under the Irish Constitution.

The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District] The Cyclopedia Company, Limited, 1902, Christchurch

New Zealand Herald, Volume V, Issue 1412, 27 May 1868, Page 3

Two old colonists amongst us have passed away. On the 8th June, Mrs. Fairburn ... On the 8th June, widow of the late Mr. Robert Hanna, also breathed her last, after a brief illness. The deceased lady had been a resident of Auckland for 19 years, having arrived here with her husband from the north of Ireland, and was highly esteemed and respected. She leaves six sons and three daughters. The eldest son is partner in the firm of Hemus and Hanna, photographers, and one of the daughters [Mary Eliza Hanna] is married to Mr Thos. Cotter, solicitor to the City Council. Mrs. Hanna belonged to the Presbyterian connection, and had been a member of St. James's Presbyterian Church' since her arrival in Auckland.
New Zealand Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 7051, 23 June 1884, Page 2

The news of Mrs Hanna's death which took place at her residence in Grey- street on June 8, after a very brief illness, has produced a feeling of deep and sincere regret among a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. The deceased lady became indisposed about the middle of last week, and was attended by Dr. Dawson, but no serious results were apprehended until Saturday night. As the symptoms became more alarming Dr. Haynes was called in, and at once pronounced the malady to be congestion of the brain, besides holding out very little hope of recovery. His opinion unfortunately proved only too true.

Mrs Hanna was a sterling colonist, and a woman of great force of character. She came to Auckland from the North of Ireland 19 years ago in company with her husband and nine children, but shortly afterwards the head of the household died and she was left to support and bring up her young family among strangers in a strange land. She was fully equal, however, to the emergency and came through the struggle successfully, winning troops of friends and earning the respect of all with whom she came in contact.

To-day four of her sons are resident in Auckland (the eldest being partner in the firm of Hemus and Hanna), and two hold positions in the South under the Bank of New Zealand, while of her three daughters one is married to Mr W. H. Madill, of Pukekohe, and the other to Mr Thos. Cotter, City Council solicitor.

Mrs Hanna had been a member of St. James's Presbyterian Church since her arrival in the colony, and at both services on June 8 she was mentioned in the prayers.
Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 4400, 21 June 1884, Page 6

134 Queen Street, Auckland


Robert Leslie Johnston"


New Zealand Herald, Volume V, Issue 1412, 27 May 1868, Page 3

Two old colonists amongst us have passed away. On the 8th June, Mrs. Fairburn ... On the 8th June, widow of the late Mr. Robert Hanna, also breathed her last, after a brief illness. The deceased lady had been a resident of Auckland for 19 years, having arrived here with her husband from the north of Ireland, and was highly esteemed and respected. She leaves six sons and three daughters. The eldest son is partner in the firm of Hemus and Hanna, photographers, and one of the daughters [Mary Eliza Hanna] is married to Mr Thos. Cotter, solicitor to the City Council. Mrs. Hanna belonged to the Presbyterian connection, and had been a member of St. James's Presbyterian Church' since her arrival in Auckland.
New Zealand Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 7051, 23 June 1884, Page 2

The news of Mrs Hanna's death which took place at her residence in Grey- street on June 8, after a very brief illness, has produced a feeling of deep and sincere regret among a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. The deceased lady became indisposed about the middle of last week, and was attended by Dr. Dawson, but no serious results were apprehended until Saturday night. As the symptoms became more alarming Dr. Haynes was called in, and at once pronounced the malady to be congestion of the brain, besides holding out very little hope of recovery. His opinion unfortunately proved only too true.

Mrs Hanna was a sterling colonist, and a woman of great force of character. She came to Auckland from the North of Ireland 19 years ago in company with her husband and nine children, but shortly afterwards the head of the household died and she was left to support and bring up her young family among strangers in a strange land. She was fully equal, however, to the emergency and came through the struggle successfully, winning troops of friends and earning the respect of all with whom she came in contact.

To-day four of her sons are resident in Auckland (the eldest being partner in the firm of Hemus and Hanna), and two hold positions in the South under the Bank of New Zealand, while of her three daughters one is married to Mr W. H. Madill, of Pukekohe, and the other to Mr Thos. Cotter, City Council solicitor.

Mrs Hanna had been a member of St. James's Presbyterian Church since her arrival in the colony, and at both services on June 8 she was mentioned in the prayers.
Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 4400, 21 June 1884, Page 6

above - Robert Hanna and Eliza Hanna nee Crawford
The parents of John Robert Hanna
photographs courtesy of Antonia Hanna

Children of Eliza Crawford and Robert Hanna:
1. Nancy Ann "Annie" Hanna born circa 1841 died 5 October 1896 at her residence, Woodview, Pukekohe (15), married William Henry Madill reg. number 1865/5045 (as Hannah), issue:
1a. Mary Jane Madill reg. number 1866/4482.
1b. Eliza Madill
born 11 December 1867 at 40 Wyndham Street, Auckland, reg. number 1868/11785.
1c. Margaret Helen reg. number Madill 1869/16264.
1d. Robert Marcus Madill reg. number 1870/16605.
1e. Phoebe Madill reg. number 1871/17579.
1f. John Wesley Madill reg. number 1873/22058.
1g. Letitia May Madill reg. number 1875/2663.
1h. James Dawson Crawford Madill reg. number 1877/603.
1i. William Henry Madill reg. number 1878/12847.
1j. Adam Roderic Madill reg. number 1880/19606.
1k. Jane Alice Madill reg. number 1882/5751.

2. daughter? Mary Elizabeth Hanna was the fourth daughter of Robert and Eliza Hanna which indicates there probably was a daughter born between the birth of Nancy in 1841 and the birth of Jane in 1845.

3. Jane Hanna born circa 1845, died at her residence Fairfield, Pukekohe 15 August 1891 aged 46 years (16), married about 1871 reg. number 1871/4236, James Latimer, issue:
3a. Robert John Latimer born circa 1872 reg. number 1872/147.
3b. David Latimer born circa 1874 reg. number 1874/24622.
3c. James Crawford Latimer born circa 1878 reg. number 1878/6998.
3d. Alice Vera Latimer born circa 1882 reg. number 1882/10026.

4. Mary Elizabeth (or Eliza) Hanna born circa 1847 (4th daughter), died 28 August 1936 at a private hospital, Auckland (28), aged 89 years, reg. number 1936/19476, married 8 July 1875 at the residence of the bride's mother, Grey Street, Auckland reg. 1875/1776 to Mr Thomas Cotter, solicitor to the City Council, 4th son of Thomas Hosford Cotter, he died 14 November 1913, buried Purewa Cemetery, Auckland.
4a. Thomas Harold Cyril Cotter.
4b. Mildred Lilian Cotter born circa 1877, died 9 September 1934 aged 57 years, married Edward Anderson Dargaville, reg. 1914/6055. (he was born 21 September 1872, Auckland, New Zealand Zealand, died 10 December 1931 (30)) No issue.
4c. Mary Ethel Evelyn Cotter, married Sidney Hain reg. 1907/2260.
4d. daughter.

5. John Robert Hanna (1850-1915)
5a. Mabel Latitia (or Letitia) Hanna born 11 October 1880 at his residence, Bay View, Wood Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
(29), died about 1971 aged 90 years reg. number 1971/33143, married George Thomas Proude reg. number 1904/6271

. Mary Elizabeth Proude born 3 September 1905 reg. number 1905/23068, died about 1994 reg. number 1994/32266
. Sophie Mandeno Proude born 7 July 1908 reg. number 1908/12072, died about 1984 reg. number 1984/41292, married Noel Alfred Gummer (farmer at Bombay, NZ) and had issue. 

5b. Effie Alice Elizabeth Hanna born 1882, died about 1911 aged 29 years reg. number 1911/7772, married Harold Whitcomb Stow reg. number 1911/1219, issue:
. Mabel Alice
Stow reg. number 1911/21908

5c. Robert George Hanna born 1883, killed Somme, France on 9 August 1916 aged 33. (14) 

5d. Arthur John Hanna born 12 September 1884, died about 1972 reg number 1972/27099, married 21 June 1927 at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Auckland, Helen Marshall youngest daughter of Mrs I. A. Marshall, Symonds Street, Auckland (13), reg. number 1927/3986, no issue found.

5e. Norah May (or Mary) Hanna born 1886, died about 1968 aged 81 years reg. number
1968/25852, married about 1920, Arthur Rowland Benjamin reg. number 1920/7092, no issue found.

6. Samuel Dawson Hanna (31) (1851-1917) well-known in engineering circles, died 5 February 1917 aged 64 years, buried Waikumete Cemetery, Presbyterian Division D Row 6, Plot 31, married 1878/1331 Annie Horne, she died 27 January 1937 aged 79, buried Waikumete Cemetery, Presbyterian Division D Row 6, Plot 31
6a. Robert Forman Hanna 1879 
6b. Dawson Vivian Hanna 1880
6c. Pearl Hanna 1881 
6d. Ruby Hanna 1881 
6f. Ruby Evelyn Hanna 1883
6h. Eliza Crawford Hanna 1884
6h. John Leslie Hanna 1886
6i. James Stuart Drummond Hanna 1899

Samuel Dawson Hanna
Observer, Volume XV, Issue 819, 8 September 1894, Page 3

7. Joseph Hanna (36) born on or about 2 January 1852, County Monaghan, Ireland, died 2 May 1903, Corte Madera, San Francisco (18), married 1stly Jane Buchanan? (34), she died 14 June 1942, Remuera, Auckland aged 84 years (35), reg. 1942/20474.

7a. Robert Stanley Hanna born 25 January 1882, reg. 1882/18883, died 15 August 1944, reg.
1944/23052 aged 62 years.
7b. John Leslie Hanna born 25 September 1884, reg. 1884/8946, died 1948 or 1954. 
7c. Andrew Hanna born 17 February 1886, reg. 1886/1334, died 29 May 1916 of cerebro spinal fever at the 7th General Hospital, St Omer, France, buried Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

he [married 2ndly] Emma Jane Webber born 9 March 1862, Michigan, died 31 May 1944 San Francisco, California, buried Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA, Section 23, Garden E1.
7d. Harold Hanna born February 1891, San Francisco
7e. Ethel J. Hanna born December 1892, San Francisco
7f.  Hazel S. Hanna born August 1895, San Francisco
7g. Joseph T. Hanna. born January 1900, San Francisco

8. James Crawford Hanna born 1856 (Manager of the New Zealand Insurance Company in Wellington) died 6 November 1931 at 19 Manchester Street, (London?) Middlesex - estate valued at £24,677 19s 10d.(26)

9. Thomas Henry Hanna born circa 1858, died 10 June 1931 at his residence "The Mount" Whakapirua aged 76, married circa 1885 Laura Beatrice McRae, reg. number 1885/2632.
9a. Philip Roderick McRae Hanna born 15 August 1886 Maxwell Road, Blenheim reg. (23) 1886/16013, (General Manager of the National Bank of New Zealand)
9b. Norman Hugh Hanna
born 19 March 1888 at Maxwell Road, Blenheim (25) reg. 1888/17594
9c. Thelma Bertha Hanna 1890/6871
9d. Enid Dupere Hanna born 9 July 1893 at St Clair (Marlborough)
, reg. 1893/12025
9e. Launcelot Crawford Hanna 1893/12026
9f. Athole Cotter Hanna 1897/1835

10. Margaret Laetitia Hanna born circa 1860 died 14 Aug 1942 aged 82 years reg. 1942/25377, buried Purewa Cemetery, Auckland block D row 28 plot 088, married by the Rev. R. F. MacNicol to John Black, 1 August 1887 at the residence of the bride, reg. 1887/255 (24)

11. Andrew Hanna (20) solicitor, born circa 1863, died 4 July 1930 aged 67 years, buried Purewa Cemetery, block E row 47 plot 044, married 1888/2696 Helen Morrin Jackson, she died 2 September 1907 aged 42 years, buried Purewa Cemetery Block E Row 57 Plot 044.
11a. Hugh Hanna born circa 1889,
married 24 November 1920 at St Mary's pro-Cathedral, Auckland, Margery Thomas 2nd daughter of Mr and Mrs C. F. Thomas, Parnell, Auckland (19).

11b. Samuel Jackson Hanna (Royal Flying Corps) born 21 January 1892 at Remuera, Auckland (22). Distinguished Service Cross (DSO) and received the Order of St. Anne from the Czar of Russia. (21)
11c. Nancye Hanna born circa 1895

12. Phoebe Hanna born circa October 1863 - January 1864, died at 8am on 20 January 1865 aged 1 year 4 months or 14 months on board the Ganges at Lat 43° 11’S Long 135° 19’E (south of Australia) (32) of "Gastritus, Dysentry & Dental Irritation", buried at 11am on 20 January 1865 (33).

(1) Auckland Star, Volume XLVI, Issue 83, 8 April 1915, Page 10
(2) Auckland Star, Volume XXXIII, Issue 291, 8 December 1902, Page 8
(3) Auckland Star, Volume X, Issue 2978, 31 October 1879, Page 2
(4) New Zealand Herald, Volume X, Issue 28\8 February 1873, Page 1
(5) Auckland Star, Volume XLVII, Issue 97, 24 April 1916, Page 12

(6) Auckland Cemetery Records - On line database.
(7) Samuel Dawson Hanna - The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District] 1902
(8) Auckland Star, Volume XXVI, Issue 4400, 21 June 1884, Page 5
(9) Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXI, Issue 2363, 15 February 1865, Page 4
(10) The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District] page 305
(11) perhaps the Rev. James Dawson Crawford of 104 University Street, Belfast, Presbyterian Minister died 5 October 1902 - England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010.
(12) Joseph Dawson Crawford of 40 Rodney Street, Liverpool, physician and F.R.C.S. died 7 February 1911 to John Dawson Crawford (barrister-at-law) estate valued at £52,762 17s 5d.
(13) Auckland Star, Volume LVIII, Issue 172, 23 July 1927, Page 1
(14) Corporal R J. Hanna. who left with the Fourth Reinforcements Infantry) and was reported on August 9 to have been wounded, writes to his mother, Mrs J. R Hanna. of Wilson Street. Ellerslie that his injury is slight. "Last Sunday (July 11), he says. "I volunteered to go down to the beach to carry up the mail, and had the misfortune to get a piece of shrapnel in the right arm. There was a good few of us wounded that morning, and the authorities put us all off to the hospital ship right away. It was grand to be lying out in the bay and to see the ships putting their big shells on the Turkish positions. One sees the flash, then hears the report. and then the earth and smoke fly up in the air for hundreds of feet. We left the bay last Wednesday, bound for Malta. I only hope I am not kept there long, for I think it is better in the firing line than loafing about." Corporal Hanna goes on to say that the shrapnel pellet missing the bone, and did not trouble him mush. Before the war Corporal Hanna was farming near Gisborne.
Auckland Star, Volume XLVI, Issue 203, 26 August 1915, Page 7

(15) Auckland Star, Volume XXVII, Issue 237, 7 October 1896, Page 8
(16) Auckland Star, Volume XXII, Issue 215, 10 September 1891, Page 8
(17) Colonist, Volume XIII, Issue 1291, 8 February 1870, Page 3
(18) News was received by last week's mail of the death in America of Mr Joseph Hanna, once a well-known resident of Auckland. For a considerable number of years, he had held a responsible position on the shipping staff of one of the San Francisco papers. Observer, Volume XXIII, Issue 39, 13 June 1903, Page 4
(19) Observer, Volume XLI, Issue 14, 4 December 1920, Page 10
(20) Mr. Andrew Hanna. A well-known member of the legal profession in Auckland, Mr. Andrew Hanna, died on July 4 at his home, Ridings Road, Remuera. Born in Ireland 68 years ago, Mr. Hanna came to Auckland with his parents when quite young. He was educated at the Church of England Grammar School, Parnell, and later he was articled to the legal firm of Whittaker and Russell. He was admitted a solicitor in 1883, but it was not until 1896 that he entered practice on his own account. Mr. Hanna was a member of the Northern Club, and also the Auckland Club. He also was an old member of Lodge Ara, 348, I.C., of Freemasons, of which for many years he was organist. Always keenly interested in sport, Mr. Hanna was a life member and a committeeman of the Avondale Jockey Club. He was also for several years one of the executive of the Auckland Racing Club and a, member of the Franklin Racing Club. He is survived by the following children: Messrs. Hugh and Samuel Hanna and Miss Nancye Hanna. Auckland Star, Volume LXI, Issue 157, 5 July 1930, Page 12
(21) Auckland Star, Volume XLVIII, Issue 254, 24 October 1917, Page 6
(22) Auckland Star, Volume XXIII, Issue 17, 21 January 1892, Page 8(23) Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XX, Issue 195, 17 August 1886, Page 2
(24) Auckland Star, Volume XVIII, Issue 203, 31 August 1887, Page 8(25) Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXII, Issue 68, 22 March 1888, Page 2
(26) Estate in England. New Zealander's Fortune. London, December 16. The English estate of the late Mr. James Crawford Hanna, of New Zealand, who died in on November 6, has been proved at £24,677. Mr. Hanna was a well-known resident of Auckland, and had for some years lived in London. He had, however, paid regular visits to the Dominion. Mr. Hanna was for a time in the Post and Telegraph Department, and later joined the staff of the Bank of New Zealand. Then he was appointed chairman of the Assets Board, and subsequently was travelling inspector for the New Zealand Insurance Company. At one time he was inspector in South Africa for the Commercial Union Assurance Company. He was a member of the Northern Club, Auckland. Mr. T. H. Hanna, of Whakapirau, is a brother, and there are two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Cotter, and Mrs. J. Black, both of Auckland. Auckland Star, Volume LXII, Issue 298, 17 December 1931, Page 7
(27) Marlborough Express, Volume XXIX, Issue 181, 24 July 1893, Page 2
(28) Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 204, 28 August 1936, Page 1

(29) New Zealand Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5904, 19 October 1880, Page 4
(30) Auckland War Memorial Museum - Cenotaph Database

(31) Mr. Samuel Dawson Hanna who passed away at Auckland on Sunday last at the age of 65, was one of the best-known engineers in the north. Also as genial, a fellow as you could meet on a long day's march. His mother, with a large young family, arrived from the North of Ireland in the year 1865. Her husband's brother was an eminent Belfast divine, the Rev. Hugh Hanna.

As they grey up the Hanna boys showed that they possessed their full share of the family brains, push, and grit. The eldest, John R., became a leading Auckland photographer (he subsequently removed to New Plymouth where he died a few years ago). Samuel D., the second son, graduated as a marine engineer. James C. entered the service of the Bank of New Zealand after being a telegraph operator, rose to be a bank inspector, and is now retired in London. Thomas H. became one of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Co.'s managers. Joseph Hanna, the fifth son, joined the press in San Francisco, and died there many years ago. Andrew, the youngest son, is now one of Auckland's leading and most influential solicitors. There were three daughters. One became Mrs. Madill, the second was married to Mr. Thomas Cotter, a foremost Auckland barrister, who died a few years ago, and the youngest daughter is Mrs. Black.

Mr. S. D. Hanna's death will be widely deplored in his profession. In the early days of the frozen meat industry he was manager and chief engineer of the Auckland Freezing Works. He then established his own engineering business, and in 1893 became Auckland Manager of the Institute of Marine Engineers. He was a prominent Freemason and a kind-hearted, amiable citizen.

He married Miss Home, a niece of Mr. Robert Graham, one-time Superintendent of the Province of Auckland. Two of the late Mr. Hanna's sons are serving their country in the present war.
Free Lance, Volume XVI, Issue 866, 9 February 1917, Page 8

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(33) Logbook of the Ganges -

(34) Miss Buchanan, who has for some years presided at the harmonium of the Whau Presbyterian Church, received the gift of a handeome timepiece from the members of the congregation, and a polyglot Bible and hymn-book from the children of the Sunday school, on the occasion of her marriage, on Monday last, to Mr. J. Hanna. Tho presentations were made in the church after the marriage service, and both gifts bore suitable inscriptions. The Rev. R. Sommerville presented the timepiece, and one of the scholars, Miss Eliza Tait, read an address and presented the Bible and hymn-book. Mr. Buchanan, on behalf of his daughter made suitable replies to the donors, thanking them for their expressions of esteem and respect. The church was beautifully decorated on the occasion by Mr. Johnston, a member of the church committee. Several pieces of suitable music were played on the harmonium by Miss Fisher. A large number of friends were congregated in the church who, at the close of the ceremony, tendered their congratulations to the bride.
New Zealand Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5839, 4 August 1880, Page 4

(35) New Zealand Herald, Volume 79, Issue 24301, 16 June 1942, Page 1

(36) JOSEPH S. HANNA PASSES AWAY AT CORTE MADERA Local Newspaper Man, Well Known in the Marine World, Is Claimed by Death. Joseph S. Hanna, one of the best known of local newspapermen, died yesterday at his home in Corte Madera. Although he was not in good health and has been ailing for some time, death came unexpectedly and as a great surprise to his associates, with whom he mingled to within a few days of his taking off. "Joe" Hanna was born in 1853 at Belfast, Ireland. When still a boy he accompanied his father to Australia and until about fifteen years ago traveled extensively through the South Seas. He came to San Francisco about fifteen years ago, and from 1892 until the beginning of 1902 was in charge of The Call's marine department. His work brought him in contact with the local shipping world and his acquaintance here and among the officers of deep sea vessels was very extensive. He was an authority on matters marine and an entertaining writer. He had a big heart and a cheerful personality and will be missed by his associates. In the early part of last year he accepted the position of manager of a local marine exchange, which position he held up to the time of his death. The San Francisco Call. (San Francisco [Calif.]) 1895-1913, May 03, 1903, Page 30

other Hanna photographs:
Strangers in a Box