Te Papa has an enormous collection of photographs, negatives and transparencies by Brian Brake (1927 – 88), one of New Zealand’s best known photographers. Brake became famous while working overseas as a photojournalist – one of his best known works is the Monsoon photo essay, which he took in 1960. He also photographed extensively in New Zealand, taking many images of scenery and historic buildings. Many of these have come to us with nothing to tell us where they are, but maybe they’re just up the road from you. So I’m hoping you might be able to identify these for us … send us your ideas!
1 – Old wooden buildings – maybe Arrowtown?
2 – Where and who is he?
3 – A wee wooden church somewhere:
4 – A monument or a building? Nice location …
5 – Maybe Otago?
6 – This reminds me of some of the old East Coast freezing works . . .