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Tue 3 Nov 2015, 10:15am–11:30am

Where: Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Canterbury Museum

Kinsey (1852 - 1936) was an entrepreneur in early Canterbury. He founded The Shipping Agency Kinsey, Ward and Co in 1881 and established himself in business and on the social and cultural scene of the region.

Geraldine will speak about his early school and home life, his business career and his interest in mountaineering. Kinsey, a talented alpine photographer, was friends with New Zealand’s first amateur climbers at the time they were racing to reach the summits of unclimbed peaks in the Southern Alps.

Through his shipping business he was involved with expeditions and relief ships that passed through Lyttelton between 1901 and 1913. Of particular interest is Kinsey’s relationships with the polar explorers and his role in managing the affairs of Captain Robert Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Kinsey was a dedicated collector of Ukiyo-e (images of the floating world) Japanese prints, and paintings depicting the colourful world of the Edo period (1603 - 1868). His collection of lacquer boxes, swords and sword furniture present a record of Kinsey’s taste together with his appreciation of the intricate and decorative patterns that epitomise this unique Japanese art form.

A Canterbury Museum Friends Presentation
Tuesday 3 November 10.15 am - 11.30 am
The Bird Hall

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