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John Bathgate, [ca 1860-1886]

Reference Number: PA2-2404

Portrait of Hon. John Bathgate, taken by an unidentified photographer, circa 1860 to 1886.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits, Albumen photoprints and Cartes de visite, related to John Bathgate, Otago Daily Times (Newspaper), Bank of Otago, Dunedin City, Edinburgh, Judges, Members of parliament, Parliamentary practice, Journalists, Lawyers, Banks and banking and Authors.

Part of:
John Bathgate, Reference Number PA2-2404 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Albumen print. Single photograph

Historical Notes: John Bathgate was born at Edinburgh (Scotland). Completed his legal studies at the University. When the Bank of Otago was established he accepted a post as manager, arriving Dunedin at the end of 1863. In 1867 he resigned from the Bank and was appointed Managing Director of the Otago Daily Times and Witness Co. He was for some months editor of The Times. In 1875 he assisted Thomas Bracken in founding the Saturday Advertiser, of which he was business manager. He won a seat in Parliament for Dunedin City in Jan 1871 and in the following year became Minister of Customs, Justice and Stamps in the Waterhouse Government. In 1874 he resigned his seat in the House to accept appointment as District Judge and resident Magistrate in Dunedin. He published in Edinburgh a book on New Zealand; Its Resources and People.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures920 Bathgate, John(PFP-020013)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: Mr Bathgate M.H.R.

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