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J W Newland international daguerreotypist and magic lanternist

J W Newland was an English daguerreotypist and magic lanternist who travelled from New Orleans, through Central and South America, to the Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, England, and finally to…Continue

Tags: Zealand, Pacific, Australia, India, Calcutt

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Ken Jacobson commented on Martyn Jolly's blog post Portrait of Hemi Pomara as a young man: how we uncovered the oldest surviving photograph of a Māori
"Thank you for your account, Martyn Jolly. As well as its clear historical importance, this looks to be an extraordinarily beautiful daguerreotype. I have read your serious attempts at attribution. My musings lack the rigorous and no doubt lengthy…"
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Portrait of Hemi Pomara as a young man: how we uncovered the oldest surviving photograph of a Māori

It is little wonder the life of Hemi Pomara has attracted the attention of writers and film makers. Kidnapped in the early 1840s, passed from person to person, displayed in London and ultimately abandoned, it is a story of indigenous survival and resilience for our times.Hemi has already been the basis for the character James Pōneke in New Zealand author Tina Makereti’s…See More
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Portrait of Hemi Pomara as a young man: how we uncovered the oldest surviving photograph of a Māori

It is little wonder the life of Hemi Pomara has attracted the attention of writers and film makers. Kidnapped in the early 1840s, passed from person to person, displayed in London and ultimately abandoned, it is a story of indigenous survival and resilience for our times.

Hemi has already been the basis for the character James Pōneke in New Zealand…

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