House, Hastings Street, Napier

Production date
11 Jun 1911
Current rights
Public Domain

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About this object
View of a cottage on Hastings Street, Napier.

The photograph has been taken from Hastings Street looking towards the front façade of the building. The cottage is of timber construction with a corrugated iron roof. A verandah runs across the front of the building. A timber fence has been built along the front of the property. The house was located at the south end of Hastings Street.

In front of the house is a buggy pulled by a grey horse. A man stands in front of the buggy holding the reins of the horse. A note on the back of the photograph identifies this man as Jos Blackburn. The note possibly refers to James Joshua Blackburn.

Two women are seated in the cart. The woman with the black hat on is thought to be Mary Ann Blackburn. The second woman in the cart remains unidentified.

A further four people pose for the photograph on the verandah. The name of the woman standing adjacent to the bird cage is unknown. The three children standing beside her on the porch are identified on the back of the photograph as the McGonell children.

The photograph is thought to have been taken on 11 June 1911.

Photographer, unknown.
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted on card.
Photograph: Height x Width: 120 x 168mm
Card backing: Height x Width: 202 x 251mm
To Ethel & Fred with love
Taken June 11 / 9011 [sic?] from
Mum & Dad, Inscription, Handwritten
This is my Grandparents home, Hastings St, Napier (near [Railway?] Crossing – it is still there but has had a “face lift.” My Grandfather is holding the horse “Old Joe” and my Grandmother is the one in the Buggy with black hat on – names Jos Blackburn & Mary Jane Blackburn (I think).
On the verandah – my mother (by bird cage) & the three McDonnell children (my cousins), Inscription, Handwritten
This photograph must be acknowledged to the - Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum (Inc.), Napier. Reference No., Stamp, Stamped
Subject period
Subject date
11 Jun 1911
Current rights
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5073
Credit line
gifted by Mrs Kirkman
Other number(s)
m75/28, 5073, 78857

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