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Photograph [Laird family]; 19th Century; XFH.468

Photograph [Laird family]; 19th Century; XFH.468
Name/Title
Photograph [Laird family]
About this object
Photograph; of a large wedding party, captioned 'Laird Family, Auckland'. The bride is a daughter of William Laird. The bride wears a light-coloured dress with a narrow waist and large puffed shoulders. She is holding a bouquet of flowers. The party is made up of six men, seven women and two children. The photograph is mounted onto card.

William Laird was Robert Fyffe's nephew. Robert Fyffe established the first shore-based whaling station in Kaikoura, the Waiopuka station. Fyffe House was originally built as a two-roomed cottage for Fyffe's cooper, Thomas Howell.

For more information about Fyffe House, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Date Made
19th Century
Medium and Materials
cardboard
Measurements
17.6 x 23.8cm
Credit Line
Collection of Fyffe House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Object Type
Photograph
Object number
XFH.468

Tags

17
1905
Engineer
Laird
Laird family
William Laird


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