Framed photograph, Portrait of Agnes Clode; Unknown photographer; 1890-1910; RI....


Framed photograph, Portrait of Agnes Clode

About this object

A hand-coloured framed portrait of Mrs Agnes Clode (nee McDonald). Agnes was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1846. Her father James McDonald brought his family out to New Zealand and they landed at Bluff in 1862. In 1865 Agnes married Alfred Clode, a widower from England who had also spent time living in Australia. Alfred had one daughter from his first marriage. Agnes and Alfred had 16 children, eight boys and eight girls. Several of their children predeceased their parents; at the time of Alfred's death in 1911, 14 of their children were still alive.

Agnes died on 5 September 1916, almost exactly five years after the death of her husband.

Agnes' obituary appeared in the Western Star on 8 September 1916 and is available online via Papers Past. We also have a matching portrait of Alfred Clode in the collection, reference RI.FW2021.119.

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Unknown photographer

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Date Made


Inscription and Marks

On a printed label glued to the front: 'Mrs. Alfred CLODE AGNES nee McDonald'. Handwritten on the reverse in red pen: 'Mrs Alfred Clode' Handwritten on a note taped to the reverse: 'MRS. AGNES CLODE - DIED - 5/9/1916. NEE MCDONALD. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1846. The fourth daughter of the late Jas. McDonald, who with his family, landed in Bluff in 1862, & settled in Riverton. Reared a family of 8 sons & 8 daughters'. Handwritten on the reverse: '96/95/322'. Handwritten on the reverse and adjacent on a yellow sticker: '98/12'. Stamped on the reverse: 'WALLACE EARLY SETTLERS MUSEUM RIVERTON'.


h 560 mm x w 350 mm x d 20 mm

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Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, paper
organic, processed material, paper, cardboard
organic, vegetal, wood
inorganic, processed material, glass

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Public Domain Public Domain

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