Photograph, Untitled [George Low]; Circa 1970s; XFH.86

Name/Title

Photograph, Untitled [George Low]

About this object

Photograph, Untitled [George Low]; a black and white photograph of George Low, taken in the 1970s. He is pictured seated on the verandah of Fyffe House, pointing to an unknown subject with his left hand. The photograph is framed in a wooden frame (XFH.85).

George Low inherited Fyffe House from his mother, Maud Low, in 1951. The Lows had occupied Fyffe House from about the 1920s. George has been described as a moody, quick-tempered character. However, he was also a shrewd bargainer who spent little and built up considerable wealth.(1) The George Low Trust Fund was established as a result of a bequest from George Low in 1974. He also bequeathed Fyffe House to the Historic Places Trust on his death in 1980.

(1) Jan Harris, 'Tohora', New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Wellington, 1994

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

Date Made

Circa 1970s

Measurements

15 x 10cm

Object Type

Photograph

Medium and Materials

paper

Credit Line

Collection of Fyffe House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object number

XFH.86

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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