Ambrotype; XMM.136.1



About this object

Ambrotype; set as a miniature between two leather, velvet-lined hinged covers. The image, in a pressed oval, copper-coloured frame behind a removable glass pane, depicts a seated woman in dark clothing with a dark coloured bonnet; who is said to resemble Jane Hobbs although this is unconfirmed. There is a decorative design on the velvet lining.

Jane Hobbs (née Broggref) married John Hobbs at Sydney on 14 August 1827. John Hobbs was a Wesleyan missionary and was involved in the establishment of the mission station at Mangungu in 1828. The couple went on to have nine children. Their eldest son, Richard, became a member of the House of Representatives. Their daughter Marianne married William Gittos, a missionary at Kaipara.

For more information about Mangungu Mission House, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.


9.2 x 8.1 x 1.5cm

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glass; velvet

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Collection of Mangungu Mission House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

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