Monday, July 27, 2015

George Leslie Adkin

The New Zealanders keep coming. Mr. Adkin was apparently quite the Renaissance man: he was a farmer, geologist, archaeologist, ethnologist, photographer, tramper and environmentalist. As an amateur scholar he made a significant contribution to the study of natural sciences in New Zealand.

 A girl, wearing a smocked dress and a bonnet, standing next to a baby in a pram
 Armistice Day parade in Levin, 13 November 1918
 Crowd at a swimming carnival on the beach, 
Island Bay, Wellington, 9 March 1918
 Girls on the wreck of the Hydrabad, Waitarere Beach, 1905
 Taueki family fishing for eels on Lake Horowhenua aboard the 
Hamaria canoe, the last war canoe on the lake, 6 June 1926
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

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