Photograph, Stormonth, Allison and McKenzie families; McKesch, Henry John; 1890-...


Photograph, Stormonth, Allison and McKenzie families

About this object

A mounted black and white group photograph of:
Back row (L to R): M. Allison, John Allison, F. McKenzie, W. Stormonth, A. Allison, Middle row (L to R): Mrs. A. Allison, Mrs. Stormonth, Mr. Stormonth, Mr. McKenzie, Front row (L to R): Arthur, Jim, Jean, and William Allison.

The Stormonth family were early farming settlers in the Drummond District. Isobel Stormonth married into the Allison family.

Place Notes

McKesch photographs date from around 1905 to 1923. Henry John McKesch was a native of London, born circa 1857. He came to Southland and lived at Drummond and Thornbury, before settling in Riverton. He was well known for photographing events around the region, sports meetings, shows, livestock, groups, etc. He was a well respected and active member of his community, helping at the hospital during the influenza epidemic, serving on the committee of the Athenaeum, and an active parishioner. Henry died suddenly in 1923, aged 66.


McKesch, Henry John

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on the front in black marker: 'M. Allison, ? (John) Allison, F. McKenzie W. Stormonth A. Allison Mrs. A. Allison Mrs. Stormonth Mr. Stormonth Mr. McKenzie Arthur Jim Jean William'.
Imprinted on front: 'McKesch PHOTO.'
Handwritten in blue ink on reverse: ' Miss M. Allison. Allison. F McKenzie. W. Stormonth. A. Allison, Mrs. A. Allison Mrs. Stormonth Mr. McKenzie Arthur- Jim- Jean- William
Stamp on reverse unreadable [McKesch PHOTO]
Yellow circle sticker on reverse: '97/7'
Handwritten in black ink on reverse P1.92.4


Mount: h 250 mm x w 300 mm
Image: h 157 mm x w 205 mm

Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, paper
organic, processed material, cardboard

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Copyright Licence  

Public Domain Public Domain

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