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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Portrait of woman

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Woman

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Profile of a woman

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Portrait of Cybele Ethel Kirk

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Amy Kirk

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Amy Kirk yawning

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Profile portrait of Cybele Ethel Kirk

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Woman

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Woman in enclosed verandah

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Woman in chair

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Woman leaning on chair

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Seated woman

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Sarah Jane Kirk seated inside

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Portrait of woman

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Janet Atkinson and Cybele Kirk

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Cybele Kirk and Janet Atkinson

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Woman in room

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Woman with tea tray

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Amy Kirk and dog in garden

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Robina Nicol seated in glazed verandah

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Amy Kirk and dog in garden

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Woman holding flower

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Woman with driftwood

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Woman holding branch

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Woman holding sheaf of flowers

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Woman holding sheaf of flowers

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Robina Nicol leaning against bank

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Woman on bank

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Woman in garden

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Cybele Ethel Kirk posing with lilies

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Woman holding a book

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Two young girls in a garden

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Young girl in garden

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Cybele Kirk with young girl

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Girl wearing a Japanese costume

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Family portrait in garden

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Nicol brothers and families on verandah

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