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Type: Photograph

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Call Number: TR650 B775(2)

Author/Creator: Bourne, George, 1875-1924

Title: [Dragonfly over Rangitoto] /

Publisher: : , 1917

Physical Description: 420 x 315 mm

Date: 1917

Time Period: 1910s


Notes: George Bourne was born in Whanganui. In c1902 he started working for the 'Weekly News' as one of their photographic artists and travelled throughout New Zealand for the next twenty years in that capacity. He is well known for his series portraying the Maori prophet, Rua Kenana and his newly built community at Maungapohatu in 1908. He pioneered aerial photography through his friends the Walsh brothers and is also known for his comic photo montages. Examples of these montages were reproduced in the Auckland Weekly News Christmas numbers.

Associated Material:
  • George Bourne Papers MS 793
  • Letters MS 89/236
  • Albums 327 and 328
  • Essay 99/65

Citation: Bourne, George. (1917) [Dragonfly over Rangitoto]. Auckland War Memorial Museum call no. TR650 B775(2).

Finding Aid: George Bourne photographs inventory by Jan Hawkins, 1994.

Description: Photographic montage of five Maori girls sitting on the tail of a giant dragonfly, flying above rooftops of suburban North Shore streets. Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto Island in the distance.

Other Numbers:
  • PH-CNEG-C26902
  • PH-CNEG-M628

Access: Access Restricted : See Pictorial Staff

Collection: Bourne, George

Format: Print

Process: Silver gelatin

Copyright: Permission to reproduce this image should be sought from Auckland War Memorial Museum and the copyright holder where applicable.
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