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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Napier

Alexander Turnbull Library

Broad Bay, Dunedin

Alexander Turnbull Library

Onehunga Wharf, Auckland

Alexander Turnbull Library

Napier breakwater under construction

Alexander Turnbull Library

Nichols Creek, Dunedin

Alexander Turnbull Library

Lydia Myrtle Devereux, Lower Hutt

Alexander Turnbull Library

Kaiwharawhara, Wellington

Alexander Turnbull Library

Pukehou swamp and Napier railway line

Alexander Turnbull Library

Cape Kidnappers

Alexander Turnbull Library

Otago Museum interior

Alexander Turnbull Library

Taradale road bridge, Napier

Alexander Turnbull Library