Photograph [Laird family]; 19th Century; XFH.468


Fyffe House


Photograph [Laird family]

About this object

Photograph; of a large wedding party, captioned 'Laird Family, Auckland'. The bride is a daughter of William Laird. The bride wears a light-coloured dress with a narrow waist and large puffed shoulders. She is holding a bouquet of flowers. The party is made up of six men, seven women and two children. The photograph is mounted onto card.

William Laird was Robert Fyffe's nephew. Robert Fyffe established the first shore-based whaling station in Kaikoura, the Waiopuka station. Fyffe House was originally built as a two-roomed cottage for Fyffe's cooper, Thomas Howell.

For more information about Fyffe House, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Date Made

19th Century

Medium and Materials



17.6 x 23.8cm

Credit Line

Collection of Fyffe House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

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Laird family
William Laird

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