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Possibly New Zealand, circa 1900 - 1910
W. 9.5” (24cm)
H. 15.5” (38cm)
Those from Australia depict, mainly, street and landscapes of Mudgee in New South Wales, part of the Pecklington Series and photographed mainly by Percival Stuart Garling. He later became an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and a well known entrepreneur, art collector and benefactor. Also represented are pictures of shipping, industry and landscapes in Geelong, Victoria. A postcard of Robertson Park by Garling has, to the front, colouring instructions in pencil ‘leave white’ and an arrow to posts.
From South Africa there are images of Port Elizabeth, the Loerie River Valley, Humansdorp, Inchanga, Walmer and Humewood. The card of the Loerie Valley River has pencil markings ‘tint this green as on other card’ along with crosses and lines on distant hills. One of the Van Staaden’s Bridge, Port Elizabeth, South Africa has colouring suggestions in pencil ‘rather more brownish tint’ and an asterisk indicating the relevant part of the photograph. Van Staaden’s Railway Bridge was erected in c1904 and designed by John C Andrews. There is also the charming picture of an African boy on the back of an ostrich with reins entitled ‘African Jockey’.
All cards have addressing instructions referring to New Zealand or the Commonwealth.