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Wm. F. Crawford - Photographic Landscape Artist


Sat 16 Jan 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat 23 Jan 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Tue 23 Feb 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wed 23 Mar 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm
Wed 30 Mar 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Tairawhiti Museum, Stout St, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: tairawhitimuseum

William Fitzgerald Crawford came to Gisborne in 1874 to brew. He was so successful that he established and built his own brewery. He acquired the Albion Hotel, became the first Mayor of Gisborne, was the fire Superintendent and set up a store on Gladstone Road.

Crawford is best remembered for his photography. For forty years, he lugged his camera and heavy tripod over hills, through valleys, on sea-going vessels and horse-drawn transport to capture the activities of the Gisborne-East Coast region as it developed.

Over 5000 of Crawford’s photos have survived and the negatives are in the care of the museum. November 2015 will mark 100 years since Crawford's death and the museum is taking the opportunity to display some of the images from the collection.