I love this pic of a bearded gent on a bike. I’m not sure if it is Mr Dutch himself. Here is his photo Road making on Tramline [later Pages] Road, near New Brighton [1897].

There are a couple of 1898 photos by him on Digital NZ: The forge at Addington railway workshops and Addington blacksmith shop. In 1906, he produced this postcard  N.Z.International Exhibition, 1906-7. No. 6 – Wonderland.

Read more about Francis William Dutch in a post at Early New Zealand photographers and their successors.

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

I will share some of the interesting ads and pictures from it in a series of posts - there’s lots of information about local businesses and places in 1902.