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Photograph: Murray Williscroft leaving Centre Island; Ventris Williscroft; 2015.152.62

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Photograph: Murray Williscroft leaving Centre Island

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About this Object

Murray Williscroft, relieving keeper, leaving Centre Island for Portland Island on the mail plane (Auster Autocar) Murray Williscroft was a lighthouse keeper, who, along with his wife Ventris worked on a number of stations around New Zealand in the 1950s-60s.

Place Made

Centre Island

Medium and Materials

Black and White Print

Inscription and Marks

25. Centre Island. Me ready to leave (illegible. Mail Day plane is Auster Autocar. Rel. Keeper Williscroft departing for Portland Island, Caption, Adhered


HxW (2D objects YxX): H 60 W 60mm (H 2 3/8 W 2 3/8in)

Subject Keywords

Lighthouses, Aviation


Murray Williscroft

Credit Line

Gift of Rae MacGregor, reproduced courtesy of Ventris Williscroft.

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