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September 22, 2015

New Zealand in the 1920s through Amazing Vintage Panoramic Pictures by Robert Percy Moore

Panoramic photographer Robert Percy Moore (1881-1948) was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. During World War I, Moore was a travelling photographer in Queensland. In 1919 he had a studio at 379 Kent Street, Sydney, and his earliest panoramic photographs date from this time.

From 1923 to 1931 Moore operated from a studio at 88 Manners Street, Wellington, specialising in panoramic photographs made with a Cirkut camera. During the 1930s and 1940s he lived at different times in Australia and New Zealand. From 1936 to 1941 he was in partnership with James Thompson in the Panora studio in Rotorua. He died in Sydney.

A collection below is pictures included 47 amazing panoramic photos of New Zealand in the 1920s, the period of time he lived there.

Albury Park, South Canterbury, ca. 1925

Aorangi, the property of Frank Coop at Ataahua, ca. 1923-1928

Archbishop Redwood's Episcopal Golden Jubilee, Wellington, 24 February 1924

Arthur River, Mitre Peak and Milford Sound, ca. 1923-1928

Bexhill Pastures, Culverden, 1925

Birch Hill Station farmhouse, garden and grounds at Rangiora, 1925

Bluff farm, Windwhistle, 1925

Boat harbour, Oriental Bay, Wellington, 1923

Borough of Ngaruawahia, 1924

Botanical Gardens, Dunedin, ca. 1920s

Brancepeth sheep station, Masterton, ca. 1923-1928

Bushy Park, Kai Iwi, 1923
Business centre, Cambridge, 1924

Business centre, Lyttelton N.Z., 5 May 1923

Cambridge Co-operative Dairy Co, Hautapu, ca. 1923-1928

Castlepoint, ca. 1923-1928

Catch of snapper, Bay of Islands, ca. 1923-1928

Courtenay Place, Wellington, 22 February, 1923

Custom House Square, Dunedin, ca. 1923-1928
Customs Street East, Auckland, 1924
Eastbourne North from McKenzies Point, 1923

Eastbourne South from Muritai Park, 1923

Entrance to Pelorus Sound, ca. 1923-1928

Fire Brigade, Christchurch, 1924

Gannets, Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand, ca. 1923-1928

Gisborne, 1928

Government Tourist Court, New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition, Dunedin, ca. 1925-26

Greymouth, 1924

House and grounds at Hatuma, Hawke's Bay, ca. 1923-1928

House and grounds of R H Edie, Edievale, Otago, ca. 1923-1928

House and grounds, including tennis court, Christchurch, ca. 1923 and 1928

House named The Rocks, Nelson, ca. 1923-1928

House of A C McGeorge, Roslyn, Dunedin, ca. 1923-1928

HRH Duke of York inspecting Sockburn Aerodrome, 15 March 1927

Intersection of High, Manchester and Lichfield Streets, Christchurch, 8 May 1923

Khandallah, 1924

Lake Paringa, Westland, ca. 1923-1928

Lighthouse and surrounding area, Castlepoint, 1927

Maori village, Whakarewarewa, ca. 1923-1928

New Plymouth, Breakwater and Harbour, 1923

Otehei Bay, Russell, ca. 1923-1928

Raven Street in flood, Kaiapoi, 9 May 1923

Sheep dipping, Akitio Outstation, ca. 1923-1928

Sheep in pens, for dipping, at Wairoa, ca. 1923-1928

The gardens, Masterton, ca. 1923-1928

The Glen, Kelburn, Wellington, 1923
Waikune Prison Camp, Ruapehu district, 1925
(Photos from National Library NZ on The Commons)


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