M. Mutch
Gore  - Riversdale - Queenstown

Otago Daily Times, Issue 9264, 4 November 1891, Page 3
The Dallmeyer Series B lenses were designed for instantaneous work in a studio. The 2B lens was designed for carte de visite size portraits and the 3B lens was adapted for cabinet size portraits.

 Dallmeyer Patent Portrait Lenses
Courtesy - Antique & Classic Cameras

Mataura Ensign, Volume 15, Issue 1174, 8 April 1892, Page 5
This notice continued in the Mataura Ensign until 6 May 1892 (page 3)

  Lake Wakatip Mail, Issue 1868, 22 April 1892, Page 2
Mutch claims in this notice that he was "formerly connected" with the photographers Morris and Co., Dunedin and Charles Henry Manning, Christchurch. There were no Dunedin photographers named "Morris & Co." and this may refer to John Richard Morris. This notice continued in the Lake Wakatip Mail until 23 September 1892.

Mr Mutch, photographer, has arrived in Queenstown, and is now prepared to do business. Studio, opposite Bank of New Zealand.
Lake Wakatip Mail, Issue 1869, 6 May 1892, Page 2

A number of gentlemen met at Mr Mutch's photo studio on Monday evening with a view of forming a draughts and chess club. It was unanimously agreed that such a club was desirable and a committee was appointed to arrange preliminaries. Mr T. Bell kindly offered his large room for the club to meet in, which was accepted with thanks. It was decided to fix the subscription at 2s 6d. Mr Walker was elected president, Mr J. Gardiner, vice president, and Mr J. Mchaffey secretary and treasurer. The list showed that there were 16 members and the secretary informed the meeting that several others intended joining. The opening night of the club was held in Mr Bell's auction room last evening when there were about a dozen members present. A number of games were played and a very pleasant evening spent.
Lake Wakatip Mail, Issue 1882, 8 July 1892, Page 2

COX, Benjamin Shatford

Benjamin Shatford Cox

born circa 1874
died 15 May 1947, aged 73 years
buried Taruheru Cemetery

Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXIV, Issue 11095, 9 October 1907, Page 4

 Hoi-A-Kupe, Lake Waikaremoana
Cox Photo

The employees of Sarony yesterday Mr B. S. Cox with a suitable present on the eve of his departure for Gisborne, where he goes to open a business on his own account. Mr C. J. Ellerbeck, who spoke for the employees, said that Mr Cox, as head printer, had sustained the reputation of the firm by turning out some splendid samples of work, and in the name of all wished him good luck and plenty of business in Gisborne. Mr Cox, in responding, said he was sorry to leave Auckland, but would go away with the feeling that his efforts had been appreciated by all.
Auckland Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 28, 2 February 1901, Page 4

Mr B. S. Cox announces that he has taken over Mr C P. Browne's old-established Gisborne photographic studio. Mr Cox has acquired a thorough knowledge of the photographic art in its finest branches, having had considerable experience under the well-known Sarony, of Auckland, and it is his intention to turn out from the studio only the very best grade of work. We wish Mr Cox all the success that his enterprise and skill most thoroughly deserve.
Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXVIII, Issue 9075, 18 February 1901, Page 3

Mr B. S. Cox, of the Gisborne Photographic Studio, during the recent visit of the Duke and Duchess of York, received the distinguished patronage of the Royal party, for whom he executed some views of local scenery. Mr Cox's show-rooms are full of samples of his work, which from an artistic point of view it will be a matter of difficulty to surpass in any part of the colony. By advertisement special attention is directed to a large assortment of views which have been made up into cards suitable for the coming season.
Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXVIII, Issue 9304, 18 November 1901, Page 2

Scene at Lake Waikaremoana. 

TOMLINSON, Francis Ernest

Francis Ernest Tomlinson
born circa 1864 Melbourne, Australia, only son of Mr and Mrs Francis Tomlinson,
died 5 September 1944 at his residence, 14 Matai Road, Hataitai, Wellington aged 80 years,  buried Karori Cemetery, Wellington, married 29 April 1890 by the Rev. William Shirer, Elizabeth Cousins Barr third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Barr, Wellington [1]
Evening Post, Volume CXXXVIII, Issue 58, 6 September 1944, Page 1

Succeeded James Bragge about August 1898

Evening Post, Volume LVI, Issue 51, 29 August 1898

Mr. F. E. Tomlinson
The death occurred in Wellington yesterday of Mr. Francis Ernest Tomlinson, whose photographic activities in the earlier days of tourist publicity in New Zealand were a valuable contribution to the work of making the Dominion's scenic attractions known to the outside world. Mr Tomlinson was aged 80.

He was born in Melbourne, Victoria and came to New Zealand in 1886, undertaking photographic work in Christchurch and the West Coast, but mainly in Wellington, and at one time owned a photographic establishment in Manners Street. It was Mr. Tomlinson who placed before Mr. Seddon, at that time Prime Minister, the idea of making New Zealand's scenic attractions better known to the other parts of the world through the medium of photographs and he later made a trip to the United States and three separate visits to Australia with a film projector showing the Dominion's beauty spots and industrial developments. In Australia in addition to demonstrating to public audiences, he visited many of the Commonwealth's secondary schools with his films. He was official photographer for the tour of New Zealand by the Earl of Glasgow when he was Governor of New Zealand, and visited Samoa with a Parliamentary delegation in the same capacity.

He was a member of the Masonic Order and one of the early members of the Oddfellows' Lodge.

He married in 1890 Miss Elizabeth C. Barr, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Barr, who were early settlers in Wellington, Mr. Barr being at one time a Mayor of Eastbourne. They celebrated their golden wedding in May, 1940, and his wife survives him, together with his son, Mr Harold Tomlinson, of Wellington and his daughter, Mrs. Charles McCombie, of Waihi. There are four grandchildren, including Frank Tomlinson, who is serving in the Middle East, and Patrick McCombie, in the R.N.Z.A.F., and one great-grandchild.

Evening Post, Volume CXXXVIII, Issue 59, 7 September 1944, Page 6

[1] Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 100, 29 April 1940, Page 1

Clarke Brothers

Clarke Brothers
(late Crombies)
Royal Fine Art Photographic Gallery
Opposite Union Bank
Queen Street
Auckland, New Zealand

William Clarke and James Clarke

succeeded James Cater - July 1873

New Zealand Herald, Volume X, Issue 3717, 9 October 1873, Page 1

New Zealand Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 7333, 20 May 1885, Page 8

New Zealand Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 7333, 20 May 1885, Page 8 

New Zealand Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 7333, 20 May 1885, Page 8
New Zealand Herald, Volume XXII, Issue 7333, 20 May 1885, Page 8

unnamed child photographed by Clarke Brothers, Auckland
[purchased February 2022]



above cdv courtesy of The Laurence Eagle Collection


above cdv courtesy of The Laurence Eagle Collection


above cdv courtesy of The Laurence Eagle Collection