We have here a group of photographs culled from a collection made up of the negatives from two photographic studios based in Taranaki, New Zealand. The collection runs from 1927 – 1997, and is basically a recorded social history of that area. We have picked a few from our favourite eras generally (hover cursor over pic for details), and if you want to see more you can.
These are made up from all the commissions the two local photographers undertook, Swainson Studios from the 20′s to the 60′s and Woods taking up the reigns from the 1960′s onwards. Could this be our first post from New Zealand? Answers on a postcard please.
The collection of Negatives was donated to the amazingly named Puke Ariki, who we thank for sharing with us.