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John Kinder's photograph of Kotanui Rock, 1868 (5th of 5)

John Kinder's photograph of Kotanui Rock, 1868

Clergyman and teacher John Kinder was a skilled amateur photographer. His landscapes captured what were to him the wonders of God's creations. His 1868 photograph of Kotanui Rock in Whangaparāoa records a monumental landmark that almost possesses architectural qualities in its regularity of form. Kinder was also a photographer of architecture. 

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: S14-047a
Photograph by John Kinder

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Peter Ireland, 'Photography - Early photography, 1840–1880s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Peter Ireland, published 22 Oct 2014