Lieutenant Stanley Berryman (1891-1918)

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Photographer: Tyree Studio (estab. 1878, closed 1947)
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Head and shoulders studio portrait of Lieutenant Stanley Berryman (serial number 7/166) in military uniform. Berryman, self employed farmer, was the son of Henry Giles Berryman and Mary Redman Berryman, of Stanley Downs, Kohatu, Nelson. Born at Waimate, Canterbury, New Zealand. He enlisted as a Sergeant in August 1914. The Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database has two embarkation dates and locations. One on 16 October 1914 from Lyttelton, Canterbury, with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. The second on 31 May 1917 with the 26th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles from Wellington New Zealand. Berryman was wounded twice at Gallipoli. He was killed in action in Palestine on 30 March 1918 and is buried in the Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria. He is remembered on the War Memorial in Ashburton, New Zealand.
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World War, 1914-1918
Maker biography
Tyree Studio: early promoters of the Nelson image.

The museum is best known for the Tyree Studio Collection (1882-1947) of approximately 105,000 images of studio portraits, civic occasions and scenic views. This collection has been in the care of the museum since 1974 and also includes negatives, from other photographers, bought by the Tyree Studio.

The Tyree brothers were well-placed to take advantage of new photographic technology and put it to use taking scenic photographs around the region.

William and Frederick Tyree came to New Zealand from England with their parents in 1871.

The brothers were involved in gold exploration and engineering in Queenstown. They later moved to Nelson, and in 1878 began a photographic business in Trafalgar Street.

The Tyrees acted as early advocates for Nelson as a tourist destination and by 1895, William had expanded the business again to include tourist promotional images. He left for Sydney and continued to work as an inventor from c1910. Fred established a studio in Golden Bay. He was also a farmer and ran the Collingwood Hotel at various times.

Although the brothers had established and developed the Tyree Studio, for the majority of its years it was run by Rosaline (Rose) Margaret Frank (1864-1954) who started work with them at the age of twenty one. Rose Frank became the central figure in the Tyree Studio, managing the business for fifty two years, owning it from 1914.

World War, 1914-1918
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Lieutenant Stanley Berryman (1891-1918). Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 84400

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