Gibson (Wairau)

Maker and role
Photographer: William Davis (b.1837, d.1875)
Photo collection reference number
1021
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Maker biography
William Henry Davis (1837-1875): pioneer Nelson photographer.

English-born Davis started his business in Nelson in 1860; briefly went to Australia and then came back to Nelson. He had premises in Trafalgar Street and then in Hardy Street from 1863.

Davis specialised in studio portraits and developed a significant early portrait collection of 3,800 images.

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John Gibson (1904-1889) arrived 1 Feb 1842 on Fifeshire

- Philip Creed

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