Albert Manning born 14 September 1867, Christchurch, New Zealand son of William Manning and Mary Baulch (they married 21 November 1858 at St Michael's Church, Christchurch) died 28 September 1945 aged 78 years buried 1 October 1945, Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch married 5 October 1890 in Bible Christian Church, Lower High Street, Christchurch Madeline Maud Knox born 15 February 1861, Staffordshire, England daughter of James Rutherford Knox and Sarah Billington died 2 August 1953, 73 Winchester Street, Christchurch aged 92 buried 4 August 1953, Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
His half brother Samuel Manning (1841-1933) established the Christchurch brewing company S. Manning & Co. in 1865 and was Mayor of Christchurch in 1890. In
the 1930's Samuel Manning was a "Ordinary
Member" of Canterbury Society of Arts and Samuel's son Dr Leslie Samuel
Manning (1862-1939) was a life member of the Society.
Albert Manning was a working member of the Canterbury Society of Arts from 1930 until his death in 1945 aged 78. During this time he exhibited 12 paintings: 1930 - "A Lovely Shore" and "The Old Maheno at Timaru" 1931 - "Old Homestead, St Martins" and "On the Hae Temoana Road" 1932 - "Sandhills" 1934 - "Sandhills, South Brighton" and "Cliffs near Taylor's Mistake" 1935 - "Sandhills and Sea" and "Taylor's Mistake" 1936 - "Across the Downs from Glen-iti" (Timaru) 1938 - "Swamp Paddock, Bromley" 1939 - "Magazine Bay, Lyttelton"
A Retiring Manager.
Presentation to Mr A. Scott. Mr Archibald Scott, the manager
of the Standard Insurance Company, has decided to retire from that office, and
is to be succeeded by Mr A. Manning. Mr Scott was met yesterday by about twenty
insurance representatives and members of the Canterbury Fire Underwriters'
Association, at the office of Mr. H. Antill Adley, secretary of the
Underwriters' Association ... After others had spoken in reference to Mr Scott
and his work, the health of his "Successor, Mr Manning, was honoured. Star, Issue 9135, 16 January 1908, Page 3
Chairman of the Marine Underwriter's Association Press, Volume LII, Issue 15683, 31 August 1916, Page 4
advice has been received that Mr W. K. Manning, a son of Mr A. Manning,
of Opawa, has gained an Observer Lieutenant's commission in the Royal
Naval Air Service, in which he has been serving in France and England
for the past two and a half years as air mechanic and armourer.
Press, Volume LIII, Issue 16091, 22 December 1917, Page 9
Electoral Rolls: 1896 - Christchurch Electorate Albert Manning - Shirley Road, St Albans, clerk Madeline Maud Manning - Shirley Road, St Albans, home duties
At the time of his death in 1945 he was living at 4 Cholmondeley Avenue, Christchurch.The house was located on the corner of Cholmondeley Avenue and Fifield Terrace; next door was "Risingholme" and across the road was
the Heathcote River.
above - Albert Manning's house at 4 Cholmondeley Avenue, Christchurch
photographed in April 2013.
above - the Heathcote River opposite Albert Manning's house.
photographed in April 2013.
The Press, Saturday 29 September 1945, page 1.
Christchurch City Libraries
He had two children: 1. William Knox Manning(electrical engineer)born on 3 July 1891 in Christchurch, died 25 August 1982 Public Hospital, Christchurch, buried 27 August 1982, Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, married Kathleen Winifred Taylor "Katie" 10 July 1918 in Salem Church, Dover, Kent, England, the daughter of William Edward Taylor and Mary Jane Youden. Children: a. Sydney Harold Manning (workshop foreman) born2 June 1919, baptised 8 November 1931 St Mark's Church, Opawa, died 19 July 2012 Parkwood Resthome and Hospital, Christchurch, reg. 2012/18535, married Olive Margaret Watson. b. Madeline Inez Manning born28 September 1922, baptised 8 November 1931, St Mark's Church, Opawa, died 24 September 2012 Christchurch Hospital, reg. 2012/24787
2. Eileen Winifred Manning born on 7 January 1900, married about 1929 George Johnson (accountant died about 1966) reg. 1929/4683 (1935 - 1957, 36 Beverley Road, Timaru), died 1969?
child: a.Margaret Beverley Johnson born 8 January 1931 died 4 March 2013 in a fire at her home, Karori, Wellington, reg. 2013/5704, married 1stly Howard William Hartley, married 2ndly John Hall.
untited by Albert Manning
The Avon near Wainoni
by Albert Manning
The Australian Art Sales
Rural Landscape and
Horses, Watercolour, signed, dated
1937, 25 x 36 cm, Est: NZD200-300, International Art Centre, New Zealand
Traditional & Contemporary Paintings & Watercolours, Auckland,
31/03/1992, Lot No. 71. NZ$385.
Jacks Point, Timaru, Watercolour, signed, 28 x 38 cm, Est: NZD400-800,
International Art Centre, New Zealand Traditional & Contemporary Paintings
& Watercolours, Auckland, 07/07/1992, Lot No. 61. Unsold.
Mt. Nimrod, South
Canterbury, Watercolour, signed,
lower right, 27 x 38 cm, Est: NZD500-800, Dunbar Sloane, Art & Antique
Auction, Auckland, 15/08/2001, Lot No. 706. NZ$110.
Town River,Watercolour, signed, 27.5 x 37.5 cm, Est: NZD50-100,
Watson's Auctioneers, U3 Art & Applied Art, Christchurch, 26/05/2008, Lot
No. 54. NZ$56.
Road to Styx, Christchurch,Watercolour,
signed, 22 x 32 cm, Est: NZD100-200, Dunbar Sloane, Affordable Art, Wellington,
22/04/2010, Lot No. 322. Unsold.
Lyttelton, a seaport on the east coast of the Middle Island of New Zealand, is
a northern basin of Banks' Peninsula, and the chief port of the province of
Canterbury. It was formerly known as Port Cooper, and is 170 miles south of
Wellington, the capital of the colony, and 194 miles north of Otago. It is
connected with Christchurch, the chief town of the province, by a railway seven
miles long, which has been tunnelled through the hills with which Lyttelton is completely
surrounded, excepting seaward. There is also a coach road to Christchurch, over
the hills along what is known as the Zig zag. The harbor is easily accessible
to vessels of any size, but those of large burden, such as immigrant ships from
England, cannot approach the jetties, where there is only a depth of seventeen
feet of water. Such vessels anchor, therefore, at some distance from the shore,
outside the Breakwater, and the passengers are transferred to a steam tug, by
which they are taken to the jetty and landed. A special train will be in
readiness for the immigrants to convey them to the immigrants' depot at
Addington, about two miles from Christchurch, where they are lodged pending
engagements with employers. Our illustration represents the landing of the
immigrants by the Waikati, from the tug on to the jetty. They are nearly all single
young females, a few married couples only being interspersed, and they are all
wending their way to the railway train, which may be seen at the extreme right.
Illustrated Australian News (Melbourne), Wednesday 23 January 1878 page 11
Government Offices, Christchurch, N. Z. from the Banks of the Avon.
Government Offices, Christchurch, New Zealand. The Provincial Government of Canterbury has recently completed the erection of the buildings in which all the public business of this important province is to be transacted. The whole edifice has been executed according to the plans of Messrs Mountford and Berry, local architects, who have shown great taste in adopting the style to the picturesque site in one of the bends of the Avon, a deep clear stream which winds through the town. The view selected for illustration is taken from the south bank of the Avon, and shows the last portion finished — being the new Council Chamber. Secluded and romantic as the situation appears, it is in the heart of the town, and close to busy thoroughfares and commercial marts. The buildings are constructed of bluestone from the port hills, the facings and ornaments being of Oamaru stone.
Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic.) Saturday 25 April 1868 page 5
A preliminary meeting was held in the Borough Council Chambers on Wednesday to consider a proposal to establish an Art Society in Timaru. The attendance was not so large as was hoped for by the promoters, but there were about five-and-twenty ladies and gentlemen present.
Dr R. S. Reid presided, and expressed strong sympathy with the project, and a hope that it would be enthusiastically supported, as Timaru was very backward in art matters. They might be content to begin in a small way, hoping to enlarge their borders. The initial cost would be trifling, and the fees for membership need not be heavy. He asked Messrs Blake and Ferrier, who had been the moving spirits in the matter, to give their views.
Mr E. M. Blake read a synopsis of objects for the society. These were, generally, to encourage and advance original talent and the fine arts in Timaru and South Canterbury, by providing a room for the purposes of the society; by exhibiting instructive works, to give active members an opportunity of improving by comparing their work with good examples and by friendly discussion and criticism; by holding regular exhibitions by meeting for simultaneous practice by; arranging trips for sketching from nature; any surplus funds to be expended in the purchase of selected works, to remain the property pf the society. Mr. Blake read encouraging letters from Mr C. Garsia, hon. secretary and treasurer to the Canterbury Society of Arts, and Mr. G. H. Elliot, master of the Christchurch School of Art. The latter suggested that the platform of the society be made as broad, as possible, so as to include all class of art work in every possible material; and that art taste and talent should be encouraged by every possible means to flow into other channels than picture painting, channels equally worthy of the highest talent. It was a false idea that art means pictures only, and the society could not do a grander work than to oppose this idea, and encourage the application of art to industry.
Mr Ferrier also read a set of suggestions, as to the objects the society should have in view. It should promote a taste for art and stimulate art students by holding annual exhibitions of all works pertaining to fine arts, by members of the society, together with loan articles of like kinds, with the object of affording mutual help by comparison of work and friendly criticism; assisting artists to dispose of their work by sale or art union and encourage young artists by offering prizes for certain subjects, the exhibitions, loan collections of the best works procurable should be,obtained as a means of education. Further, the society should encourage original work by organising sketching clubs, and meetings should be held say once a quarter, when papers might be read by member's on subjects connected with art. Any surplus funds should be devoted to the purchase of works of art, to form the nucleus of a permanent collection, and of works to form an art library. Mr Ferrier did not approve of the proposal to burden the society with the cost of a permanent room. He did not see what practical use it would be.
Mr J. Jackson thought a room would be useful, and that the hall of the Institute would be suitable. A general discussion on various points took place, and the following resolutions were carried unanimously
Proposed by Messrs E. Holdgate and T. Wagstaff — "That it is desirable to form an Art Society."
By Messrs Jackson and Ferrier — "That the society be entitled the South Canterbury Art Society."
By Mr Jackson and Archdeacon Harper - "That a sub-committee be appointed to draft rules, the committee to consist of the chairman, Messrs Blake, Farrier, Rule, Hardcastle and Holdgate."
On the motion of Mr Wagstaff the meeting was adjourned till Monday next, to receive the report of the committee. The rules of the Christchurch Society were partly considered, and so far approved.
It was also agreed that the subscription fees should be 5s per annum for working members and 10s per annum for ordinary members; members of kindred societies to be honorary members.
A vote of thanks to the chairman closed the meeting.
born 14 August 1848 son of Minnie and Henry Anderson (Officer in East India Service) baptised 7 May 1851, Bethnal Green St Jude, London Arrived Auckland on the "Ulcoats" from London, sailed Gravesend 3 March arrived 26 June 1865.
died 24 December 1932 at his residence,
Yelverton-street, St. Peters, Sydney.
married Kate Arrow 11 February 1874, Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
His sister Clara Rebecca Margaret Anderson was born 31 March 1851 and also baptised 7 May 1851, Bethnal Green St Jude, London, married William Downes Selby-hele, died 5 June 1882 in Hesper, Winneshiek, Iowa, USA.
Philip Cuthbert Anderson
"Priest in the Church of God"
December 1877 "To dear Madgie, on her 27th birthday"
photographby Daniel Louis Mundy
The Rev Mr Anderson, with Mrs Anderson and family, arrived yesterday via Pigeon Bay. Mr Anderson's duties commence, we are told, next week, when the Rev Mr Cooper will take his much-needed rest from the arduous duties of his sacred office. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume 2, Issue 124, 25 September 1877, Page 2
On 5 December 1877 he was a passenger on the s.s. Hawea for Lyttelton.Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume 2, Issue 145, 7 December 1877, Page 2 On 15 January 1878 he was a passenger on the s.s. Hawea for Lyttelton. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume 2, Issue 157, 18 January 1878, Page 2
On 19 January he was a passenger on the s.s. Taranaki from Lyttelton. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume 2, Issue 158, 22 January 1878, Page 2
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume 2, Issue 171, 8 March 1878, Page 2
Deacon 1873, Priest 1876 Waiapu, Curate of Taradale and Dioceses Secretary of Waiapu 1873-77; Akaroa 1877-79; Perpetual Curate of Philipstown 1879-81; Papanui 1881-83 (all in New Zealand) Church of England Maitland 1883, Incumbent of Gundy 1884; Belmont 1889; Prospect with Seven Hills, New Zealand (sic) 1892-93; Rector of Coolah, New South Wales 1896; Authorised to Officiate Diocese of Sydney 1908-10.
Rev. P. C. Anderson.
The Rev. Philip Cuthbert Anderson died at his residence,
Yelverton-street, St. Peters, on Saturday afternoon, at the age of 84 years.
Mr. Anderson was born in London. He went to New Zealand when he was 16, and some years later was
ordained as a Church of Eng- land clergyman by Bishop Williams, of Napier. His first
parish was Taradale. Subsequently he worked among the Maoris. He made a trip to the Chatham
Islands and studied the customs and habits of the inhabitants, later embodying
these in a book, a copy of which is now in the Mitchell Library.
When he came to New South Wales he laboured for
some years in the Bathurst diocese for some time he was rector of Coolah, which was part
of the diocese. Later he retired from active ministry, but continued to fulfil
appointments in the suburbs.
The Rev. P. R. Westley, rector of Long Bay, yesterday
paid a tribute to the work that Mr. Anderson did on the training farm for English boys at
Scheyville. Mr. Westley said that as a result of Mr. Anderson's visits to the farm several young
men who came from England to settle on the land had entered the ministry of the Church
Mr. Anderson is survived by his widow, four sons, and three daughters. The
funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the burial being made at the Church of England
portion of the Woronora cemetery. The Rev. W. Hume, of St. James', officiated at the
services at the home and at the graveside.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 27 December 1932, page 6.
born 18 September 1865, Meeanee, Napier, New Zealand the son of George Andrew Oliver and Fanny Anna Yates
died 4 May 1927, Christchurch, New Zealand  reg. 1927/4523 aged 61 years buried Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch, 5 May 1927 block number AN5 plot number 5 
23 June 1898 at St Andrew's Church, Christchurch
by the Rev. Gordon Webster,
Agnes Margaret McIlraith
eldest daughter of Hugh McIlraith and Grace Lyon
reg. 1898/1738 died about 18 October 1948 aged 81 years buried Waimairi Cemetery block number AN5 plot 5  Hugh McIlraith was the son of James McIlraith and Agnes Gillies of Auchenflower, Scotland. Hugh's half sister Jane McIlraith (1823-1911) was married to John Deans of Riccarton.
1. John George Oliver reg. 1899/14814 2. Grace Margaret Oliver reg. 1902/3128
3. Mabel Edith Oliver reg. 1903/19633 4. Angus Hugh Oliver reg. 1909/25261
272 Parnell Road, Auckland, New Zealand PO Box 37-344, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
The opening preview was held on 20 May 1979 with a presentation to the Alexander Turnbull Library of the artist last sketch book. Exhibition and Sale was held from 21 May to 1 June 1979
The mayor [of Wellington] then declared the show open. Mr. Van der
Velden, an artist well known in Australia, was represented by an empty
frame. His picture was to have been entitled "Mother and Child." It was
explained that the picture was not ready, and the artist's reason for
the delay was the fractiousness of the baby model, "which would not keep
still." The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Tuesday 12 October 1909, page 6