SALT, M.; [REDFERN, Richard]
[NEW ZEALAND] View of the Wesleyan Methodist parsonage at Paparoa, home of Rev. T.N. Griffin, circa 1885.
Silver albumen print photograph, 105 x 155 mm, on cabinet card mount of Auckland photographer R. Redfern; verso with near contemporary paper label inscribed ‘Mr. M. Salt / Paparoa W[esleyan] Parsonage, taken 5 years ago. Revd. T.N. Griffin & W[ife]’; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.
This photograph was taken around 1885 by an amateur photographer, identified on the label on the reverse as ‘Mr. M. Salt’, and reprinted from the original negative around 1890 by the Auckland studio of Richard Redfern. It shows a view of the parsonage of the Wesleyan minister Rev. Thomas North Griffin at Paparoa, near the tip of the North Island, where Griffin was the incumbent minister from 1884 to 1886. The Rev. Griffin and his wife pose in front of the single storey clapboard house. Griffin served as a Wesleyan Church minister from the time of his arrival in New Zealand from England in 1883 until his retirement in 1918.