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Charlie Dawes: Everybody's Artist Photographer

Explore the work of Hokianga photographer, Charles Peet Dawes, including images from a collection of glass plate negatives recently acquired by Auckland Libraries. Charlie Dawes ran a photographic studio in Kohukohu from 1892 to around 1925. When he died in 1947 his negatives were dispersed. A box of his glass plates was found in an Auckland junk shop in the 1970s, and more negatives turned up at a secondhand store in Kaitaia in 2012. Together with over 1650 negatives gifted in 2018, these now form the Dawes Collection at Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero | Central City Library. Many of the photographs in this exhibition are displayed for the first time, including Māori portraits.

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Suitable for: Ages 13+

When: Sat 22 June  – Sun 14 July,
Library hours:
Mon – Fri, 9am – 8pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Where: Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero | Central City Library,
level 2 Gallery space 44 – 46 Lorne St, CBD

Cost: Free

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  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event