Photograph taken by Robina Nicol

A DigitalNZ Story by Mark Beatty

A collection I was involved in digitising a few years ago at The Alexander Turnbull Library. Robina seems to have had an interest in the temperance movement, and also signed the suffrage petition in 1893, in support of votes for women. I like her collection as it is very personal showing many images of her family, and captures a moment in time when possibly there weren't that many women taking photographs in New Zealand.

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Image: Portrait of woman
Portrait of woman

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman
Woman

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Profile of a woman
Profile of a woman

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Portrait of Cybele Ethel Kirk
Portrait of Cybele Ethel Kirk

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Amy Kirk
Amy Kirk

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Image: Amy Kirk yawning
Amy Kirk yawning

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Profile portrait of Cybele Ethel Kirk
Profile portrait of Cybele Ethel Kirk

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman
Woman

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman in enclosed verandah
Woman in enclosed verandah

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman in chair
Woman in chair

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman leaning on chair
Woman leaning on chair

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Seated woman
Seated woman

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Sarah Jane Kirk seated inside
Sarah Jane Kirk seated inside

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Portrait of woman
Portrait of woman

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Janet Atkinson and Cybele Kirk
Janet Atkinson and Cybele Kirk

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Cybele Kirk and Janet Atkinson
Cybele Kirk and Janet Atkinson

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman in room
Woman in room

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman with tea tray
Woman with tea tray

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Amy Kirk and dog in garden
Amy Kirk and dog in garden

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Robina Nicol seated in glazed verandah
Robina Nicol seated in glazed verandah

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Amy Kirk and dog in garden
Amy Kirk and dog in garden

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman holding flower
Woman holding flower

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman with driftwood
Woman with driftwood

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman holding branch
Woman holding branch

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman holding sheaf of flowers
Woman holding sheaf of flowers

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman holding sheaf of flowers
Woman holding sheaf of flowers

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Robina Nicol leaning against bank
Robina Nicol leaning against bank

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman on bank
Woman on bank

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman in garden
Woman in garden

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Cybele Ethel Kirk posing with lilies
Cybele Ethel Kirk posing with lilies

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Woman holding a book
Woman holding a book

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Two young girls in a garden
Two young girls in a garden

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Young girl in garden
Young girl in garden

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Cybele Kirk with young girl
Cybele Kirk with young girl

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Girl wearing a Japanese costume
Girl wearing a Japanese costume

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Family portrait in garden
Family portrait in garden

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Nicol brothers and families on verandah
Nicol brothers and families on verandah

Alexander Turnbull Library