Always a good read , the above current edition of the New Zealand Genealogist contains a brief history of photography in that country and the Auckland Libraries Photographers Database. The author , Keith Giles, the Photographic Collections Librarian at the libraries , asks anyone who had an ancestor who was a photographer in Kiwiland and can supply information for the database to please make contact.
The Sir George Grey Special Collection at the Auckland Central Library is also very keen to receive and ensure the preservation of any photographic memorabilia , photographs , negatives, postcards and 35mm slides .
.Some of the colonial photographers had Australian connections – Melbourne and Hobart, for example. In his illustrated article, Giles includes coverage of early female photographers . The cover photo of the journal is a 1903 shot of five photographers in Fiji , from the Henry Winkelmann Collection, Auckland War Museum .