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,
Mon – Fri, 9am – 8pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 5pm
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