Photograph [Geoffrey Quilter]; unknown photographer; 1941; MT2015.20.79

Name/Title

Photograph [Geoffrey Quilter]

About this object

A black and white photograph of Geoffrey Quilter as an infant. Geoffrey's parents Thomas and Clara Quilter eloped in January 1940 just before Thomas left New Zealand to serve in World War Two. Father and son never met because Thomas died during the war.

The Quilter and McConnell families wrapped themselves around Clara and Geoffrey. Clara lived in Mataura for the rest of her life later marrying Ray Hicks in 1951. After finishing school, Geoffrey followed in his father's footsteps as a forester with the N.Z. Forest Service.

We have a significant collection of Thomas, Clara and Geoffrey Quilter's papers and personal effects. Collectively they provide a closer insight as to how World War Two affected a local family.

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Mataura

Maker

unknown photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1941

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on back: 'Geoffrey aged 9 months'

Technique

printed

Measurements

h 85 mm x w 135
small

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

people

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Named Collection

Thomas and Clara Quilter collection

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object number

MT2015.20.79

Rights

All rights reserved

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