Climb every mountain

Brian Brake grew up in Arthur’s Pass and retained a love of New Zealand’s mountains all his life.  He took hundreds of photographs of South Island peaks, lakes and rivers.   If you’re an alpine enthusiast, a keen tramper, or you know the South Island well, please take a look and let us know if you can name any of these mountains, rivers and lakes …

[mountain from the air], 1960 - 1985, New Zealand. Brake, Brian. Gift of Wai Man Lau, 2010. Te Papa

1. Which mountain? Colour transparency, 1960s – 1980s. Brian Brake. Gift of Wai Man Lau, 2010. Te Papa

New Zealand Scenery: Unidentified Locality, 1960 s - 1980 s, New Zealand. Brake, Brian. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

2. A mirror lake. Colour transparency, 1960s – 1980s. Brian Brake. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

New Zealand Farming and Horticulture: Sheep Muster, 1960 s - 1980 s, New Zealand. Brake, Brian. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

3. Sheep muster where? Colour transparency, 1960s – 1980s. Brian Brake. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

Coastal Township, 1960 s - 1980 s, New Zealand. Brake, Brian. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

4. Coastal township, possibly Kaikoura? Colour transparency, 1960s – 1980s. Brian Brake. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

Southern Alps, 1970 s - 1980 s, New Zealand. Brake, Brian. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

5. Southern Alps perhaps? But which mountain? Nice flares … Colour transparency, 1970s – 1980s. Brian Brake. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

Southern Alps, 1960 s - 1980 s, Southern Alps. Brake, Brian. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

6. Mountain and river valley, Southern Alps? Colour transparency, 1960s – 1980s. Brian Brake. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

Westland, 1960 s - 1980 s, West Coast. Brake, Brian. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

7. Which river in Westland? Colour transparency, 1960s – 1980s. Brian Brake. Gift of Mr Raymond Wai-Man Lau, 2001. Te Papa

5 Responses

  1. Anita Hogan

    I’ve had an email about this blog too:
    “#1 view looking south along main divide to Mt Tasman and Mt Cook.

    #2 Looks like Lake Matheson near Fox Glacier. The mountain is Mt Tasman as seen from the West Coast.

    #5 Mt Egmont / Taranaki

    #7 Looks like Fox Glacier terminus and river.

    Peter

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  2. alastair robertson

    4 is Kaikoura looking north towards the Seaward Kaikouras
    5 is Mt Taranaki from the Pembroke road end
    7 is Franz Josef glacier and Waiho River

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    • Anita Hogan

      thanks Alistair, it’s great to have the river name and the direction of the Taranaki shot …

  3. Athol McCredie

    No. 5 is definitely Mt Taranaki/Egmont. Vehicle looks like a Toyota Landcruiser. Someone might be able to date it. Man in yellow and green checked top has a patch on his shoulder. Is this a DoC badge. Did DoC rangers wear such tops? And when?

    No. 7 may be river running from the Franz Josef Glacier.

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    • Anita Hogan

      Hi Athol, thanks for these tips – I’ll follow up with a DoC Ranger contact to see if we can tie the date down a bit more.

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