Carte de visite portrait of Paora Rerepu, dressed in a Maori feather cloak with an adornment hanging from his right ear, taken by Samuel Carnell of Napier, 30 March 1884.
Paora Rerepu was a distinguished Mohaka chief in the early days of the Colony. He was decended from Kahungunu through Tuteihonga. He took a leading part in the defence of the East Coast against the invasion of the Hauhau, and in May 1866 he received the surrender of Te Waru and his party. His son Ropihana was one of the garrison of Te Huki pa when it was sacked by Te Kooti (Apr 1869). Paora and Ihaka Whanga were absent on an expedition and unable to help, but they arrived in time to relieve the twin pa Hiruharama.
Anthony Eden (then Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs) speaking to New Zealand troops of the 1st Echelon on arrival at Tewfik, Egypt, during World War II. Taken ca 29 February 1940 by an unidentified official war photographer.
House in Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington demolished to make way for the Australian High Commission’s new chancery, photographed on 12 March 1975 by an Evening Post staff photographer.
The house built in 1902, of coke-breezed concrete, on property purchased from Edward Gibbon Wakefield. It was occupied 1950s by the Duncan family, before becoming the Ministry of Works offices. It was known to neighbours as ‘The Castle’.
Sir Ernest Shackleton (left) with Dr George A Davidson on board the relief ship Morning in Lyttelton Harbour, photographed ca March 1903 by an unknown photographer.
Shackleton was invalided home from Antarctica aboard the Morning after falling ill with scurvy. The Morning arrived in Lyttelton on 19 March 1903, and Shackleton left from Auckland aboard the Orotava on 9 May. Source of information: “The life of Sir Ernest Shackleton”, by Hugh Robert Mill (London, Heinemann, 1923).