Framed photograph, Mary Mullan; The Hardie Shaw Studios; 1890-1910; RI.FW2021.02...


Framed photograph, Mary Mullan

About this object

A black and white portrait of Mary Ann Mullan (née Mullin) who was born in Ireland in 1848. She was married to Patrick Mullan, a miner from the Orepuki area. We have a matching framed photograph of Patrick in the collection, ref RI.FW2021.034.

Mary and Patrick emigrated to New Zealand in c.1880 with their daughter Isabella (1878-1953). They had two more children Mary Ann Theresa (1880-1953), and Augustine John (1886-1974), only Augustine married.

Patrick died in 1923 aged 87 and his obituary noted that he was an old identity of Orepuki and a miner for a number of years. Mary died in Invercargill in 1940 age 92 years, they are both buried at the Eastern Cemetery in Invercargill.

Mullan Road at Orepuki is named after this family.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Wellington


The Hardie Shaw Studios

Maker Role


Date Made


Inscription and Marks

On the mount stamped in the bottom left corner: 'The Hardie Shaw STUDIOS WELLINGTON N.Z.'. On a printed white label glued to the glass: 'Mrs Patrick MULLAN MARY neé Mullin'. On the reverse handwritten on the backing board: 'Mrs Patrick Mullan neé Mullin'. On the reverse on a yellow sticker and also on the backing board adjacent: '05/06'. On the reverse of the frame in the upper left corner a '9' and looks like a second number but hidden under the backing paper glued on top.


h 420 mm x w 340 mm x d 40 mm

Object Type


Subject and Association Keywords

People & families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Medium and Materials

paper, wood, glass, gesso, paint

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Public Domain Public Domain

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