Photograph Album, Coleman Family; 1918-1924; WY.2007.7.1


Photograph Album, Coleman Family

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This photograph album belonged to the Coleman family, and is well put together, with neat hand writing, and dates and names under most of the photographs. It depicts family life at home and on New Zealand holidays, as well as travels to England in 1919, and to Scotland in 1922. Other photographs of note are flood scenes taken in 1923 of Mataura and Wyndham and of the military encampment at Wyndham 1924.

The Coleman family previously farmed at Menzies Ferry but on the 11 February 1908 Mr Edward Coleman was delivering milk to the Glenham Factory when an accident occurred, his cart overturned on him and he was killed instantly. He was well respected and also well known as a surfaceman who worked for the County Council for almost 25 years. He left his wife Mary Ann Coleman and 6 children. Some of the children were Andrew, Johanna (m William Crosbie), Margaret (m Henry Heath Snr), Edward and Joe. Mrs Coleman then settled for a time at Wyndham and a 'snap' from the album shows her home.

Mr Coleman was 67 years when he died in 1908 and his wife Mary died in 1953 aged 93 years. They lie in the Wyndham cemetery.

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Oceania, New Zealand

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organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, photographic paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, flax, linen
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, flax, lineny tape


h 243 x w 297 mm x d 25 mm

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People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

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Disasters (including floods and fires)

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Sport and Leisure

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