Lines, Mr

Maker and role
Photographer: Tyree Studio (estab. 1878, closed 1947)
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Head and shoulders studio portrait of a man in military uniform.
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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.

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Lines, Mr. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 98044

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The HMNZ Transport Ship which Rifleman Morris Lines left New Zealand aboard was HMNZ T103 'Maunganui'.

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 09-05-2017 23:33:57

Possibly: Rifleman Morris Ernest LINES (1894-1973). NZEF Service # 72144 : Rifleman, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 38th Reinforcements, NZEF. Born 24 May 1894 - at Wai-iti, Nelson Region. Son of Henry & Ellen Lines - of Wai-iti, Nelson Region. Prior to enlistment for war service Morris Lines was employed as a Farmer - at Sherry River, Nelson Region. Morris Lines enlisted for war service - on 24 September 1917 - at Nelson. He was 20 years of age. At enlistment he was posted as a Rifleman with the 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, 38th Reinforcements, NZEF. On 9 May 1918 Rifleman Lines left New Zealand for overseas war service - with the 38th Reinforcements NZEF - aboard HMNZ Transport Ship T103 - from Port of Wellington. On 24 June 1918 Rifleman Lines disembarked - from his transport ship from New Zealand - at Devonport, England. Rifleman Lines served at France (1918). On 27 September 1918 Rifleman Lines joined his Battalion - the 4th Battalion of the (3rd) New Zealand Rifle Brigade NZEF - at France. After the Armistice - of 11 November 1918 - that would silence the guns and end World War One Rifleman Lines returned to New Zealand. Rifleman Lines embarked from Plymouth, England - on 23 June 1919 - aboard SS 'Geisen' - bound for New Zealand. Rifleman Morris Lines was discharged from the NZEF on 24 September 1919. Morris Ernest Lines died - 26 March 1973 - at Lower Hutt, Wellington Region. For Rifleman Morris Line's full military record refer to New Zealand Online Cenotaph :

- Jenifer Lemaire

Posted on 09-05-2017 23:31:21