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Head and shoulders studio portrait of a man.
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This is Edwin George Collins (known as George) the editor and sometime owner of "The Colonist". b. 17 July 1827, Newington, London, England d. Orakei, Auckland, New Zealand 20 February 1878. He left England 20 March 1854 on board the Atalante. The first time I find him in New Zealand is on the Jury Roll for Nelson 14 Feb 1857, with his occupation given as Storekeeper's Assistant. he is my 3x gt uncle. I have a copy of this photo that appeared in the newspaper after his untimely death.

- Deborah Watson

Posted on 08-06-2017 05:39:23