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The McMenamen homestead, Terawhiti, during the search for survivors from the Penguin, 14 February 1909

Reference Number: 1/1-020149-G

The McMenamen homestead, Terawhiti, during the search for survivors from the Penguin, which was wrecked on 12 February 1909. A group of searchers may be seen in the background, and a photographer may be seen in the open doorway of the farm shed in the centre background. Photograph taken by S C Smith of Wellington.

Key terms:
1 image, related to McMenamen family, Penguin (Ship. 1864-1909), Terawhiti, Cape, Shipwrecks - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Farmhouses and Farms - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972 : Photographs of New Zealand, Reference Number PA-Group-00242 (1258 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Single negative

Historical Notes: The photographer who may be seen with his tripod in the doorway of the farm shed in the background is probably Joseph Zachariah (1867-1965), who practiced in Wellington as Zak Studios. His photographs of the Penguin disaster appeared in the New Zealand Free Lance, 20 February 1909.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures41. Wellington. Terawhiti. Stations. McMenamen. 1909(PFP-016108)

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