Photograph Album, Coleman Family; 1916-1924; WY.2007.7.2


Photograph Album, Coleman Family

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This photograph album belonged to the Coleman family, and is well put together with neat hand writing, dates and names under most of the photographs There are interesting scenes of early Wyndham taken about 1923-24, and among these are the 'GPO Wyndham', 'Warden's Gardens', 'Traffic Bridge Wyndham River', and 'flood scenes of Wyndham 1923'.
Other 'snaps' depict the Coleman family's New Zealand holidays ranging in destinations from Stewart Island to Taranaki.

Also included are photographs taken at the Military Encampment, Matarae, February 1924 and the World Sculling Championships at the Wanganui River, 1922.

Other photographs were taken in 1916-18 in Mesapotamia and Egypt, and were most likely taken by a family member serving in World War I.

The Coleman family previously farmed at Menzies Ferry but on the 11 February 1908 Mr Edward Coleman, was delivering milk to the Glenham Factory when an accident occurred, his cart overturned on him and he was killed instantly. He was well respected and also well known as a surfaceman who worked for the County Council for almost 25 years. He left his wife Mary Ann Coleman and 6 children. Some of the children were Andrew, Johanna (m William Crosbie), Margaret (m Henry Heath Snr), Edward and Joe. Mrs Coleman settled for a time at Wyndham and a 'snap' from the album shows her home.

Mr Coleman was 67 years when he died in 1908 and his wife Mary died in 1953 aged 93 years. They lie in the Wyndham cemetery.

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Oceania, New Zealand

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organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, photographic paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, flax, linen
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, flax, lineny tape


h 245 x w 297 mm x d 45 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

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Military - World War One

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Disasters (including floods and fires)

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