Item 6 - Photograph album of Theodora Trench's travels.

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IE OCL P131/6/2/1/6


Photograph album of Theodora Trench's travels.


  • 1919 - 1921 (Creation)

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55 pp

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Photograph album compiled by Theodora Trench between 1919 and 1921. The photographs within the album were taken by Theodora as she traveled around the world.

Among the places she visited she included Canada, New Zealand, Tahiti, Samoa and Australia.
Theodora Trench spent a vast amount of time in New Zealand and as a result of this a significant proportion of the album is made up of photographs taken during her time there. Theodora visited places such as Lake Kaniere, Mount Tarawera and Lake Rotomahana. She also visited the homes of Māori people such as Ohinemutu a living Māori village on the shores of Lake Rotorua. Photographs of these meeting are included in the album. On 29 April 1920 Theodora attended a Māori reception given to HRH Prince of Wales. The photographs of this reception show Prince Edward reading an address to the Māori people, a Māori haka, The Prince of Wales inspecting a gun, a Māori woman, a Māori husband and wife and a Māori chief.

During her time in Canada Theodora visited the Canadian Rockies and included photographs of the surrounding scenery in the album.

Theodora also a number of islands and took photographs of her encounters with the local people and of the scenery. During her travels she vised Tahiti, Raratonga, Samoa, Fiji Islands and Vavaʻu and Haʻapai in Tonga.

Theodora also visited Bolingbroke in Australia. The photographs taken in Australia were mainly of friends and family. They included a photograph of Effie Turnor and Theodora bringing in cows, the Rush family and Graham Turnor.

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