Framed photograph, Patrick Mullan; The Hardie Shaw Studios; 1890-1910; RI.FW2021...


Framed photograph, Patrick Mullan

About this object

A framed black and white portrait of Patrick Mullan of Orepuki.

Patrick Mullan, was born in Ireland, where he married Mary Ann (nee Mullin). We have a matching framed photograph of Mary in the collection, ref RI.FW2021.023.

They emigrated to New Zealand in c.1880 with their daughter Isabella (1878-1953). They eventually settled in Orepuki where Patrick took up mining. They had two more children Mary Ann Theresa (1880-1953), and Augustine John (1886-1974), only Augustine married.

Patrick died in 1923 aged 87 and his obituary noted that he was an old identity of Orepuki and had been a miner for a number of years. His wife Mary Ann died in Invercargill in 1940 age 92 years, they are both buried at the Eastern Cemetery in Invercargill.

Mullans Road at Orepuki is named after this family.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Wellington


The Hardie Shaw Studios

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Date Made


Inscription and Marks

On the mount stamped in the bottom left corner: 'The Hardie Shaw STUDIOS WELLINGTON N.Z.'. On a printed label glued to the glass: 'PATRICK MULLAN'. On the reverse handwritten on the backing paper: 'Patrick Mullan'. On the reverse handwritten on a yellow sticker and also on the paper adjacent: '05/06'. On the reverse handwritten on the frame near the top left corner and partly obscured by new backing paper: '33'.


h 420 mm x w 340 mm x d 40 mm

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Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, paper
organic, processed material, paper, cardboard
organic, vegetal, wood
inorganic, processed materials, glass

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Public Domain Public Domain

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