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George D Valentine. A 19th Century Photographer in New Zealand. Ken Hall. (2004) 2004. NZ

The life and work of Geo Valentine who lived from 1852 to 1890, who was born in Dundee, Scotland, and arrived in NZ in 1882. Text traces his history as a photographer, the areas & the times

The majority of Valentine's work excludes any human presence, which adds to the timelessness of his majestic photographs. His was a significant contribution to recording NZ as it once was

Works include town, house & port scenes, plus bush scenery, but he is best remembered for his views of the Rotorua thermal districts made in 1885


Early views of Ohinemutu & Whakarewarewa with a portrait of Guide Kate, Keita Rangitukia Middlemass

A chapter is devoted to the Pink & White Terraces at Rotomahana & 2 others to the eruption of Mt Tarawera & its aftermath, with views of the demolished Terraces & surrounding bush, destruction at Te Wairoa & the craters of Mt Tarawera

Also Pacific photographs taken on a journey in 1887
Spectacular views of the Waitomo caves


132pp; b/w photos; maps; bibliography; list of works; large s/covers; very good condition; top front cover corner has a tiny chip
Inside very clean and tidy

Too large for scanner




Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier



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