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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
Started Aug 1, 2017
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James William Newland’s (1810–1857) career as a showman daguerreotypist began in the United States but expanded into Central and South America, across the Pacific to New Zealand and colonial Australia and onto India. Newland used the latest developments in photography, theatre and spectacle to create powerful new visual experiences for…Continue
Posted on December 8, 2020 at 0:30
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…Continue
Posted on June 30, 2020 at 5:30 — 17 Comments
Well, this detective work is fascinating but frustrating because the historical record, like present day life, annoyingly does not necessarily coincide with what we initially expect to be a logical progression of events. We found this to be the case when we undertook the same sort of investigation into Ruskin's daguerreotypes.
Good luck to you and Elisa deCourcy. I hope you are able to be certain of your conclusions by the time you finish.
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