William Williams

A DigitalNZ Story by Sienna Latham

Welsh-born Williams (1859-1948) was an enthusiastic amateur photographer. After immigrating to New Zealand, he lived for a time as a bachelor with friends in a Cuba Street dwelling nicknamed 'The Old Shebang.' He married Lydia Myrtle Devereux in 1887 and the pair moved to Napier and, later, Dunedin. They had two sons, Owen and Edgar. Edgar donated his father's photographs to the Alexander Turnbull Library. For more on Williams, see this post: http://clerestories.com/2012/10/16/interdisciplinarity/

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Image: Napier
Napier

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Broad Bay, Dunedin
Broad Bay, Dunedin

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Onehunga Wharf, Auckland
Onehunga Wharf, Auckland

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Napier breakwater under construction
Napier breakwater under construction

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Nichols Creek, Dunedin
Nichols Creek, Dunedin

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Lydia Myrtle Devereux, Lower Hutt
Lydia Myrtle Devereux, Lower Hutt

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Kaiwharawhara, Wellington
Kaiwharawhara, Wellington

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Pukehou swamp and Napier railway line
Pukehou swamp and Napier railway line

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Cape Kidnappers
Cape Kidnappers

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Otago Museum interior
Otago Museum interior

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Taradale road bridge, Napier
Taradale road bridge, Napier

Alexander Turnbull Library