Hardwicke Knight display 1st floor – City Library

September 10, 2008 at 9:50 am | Posted in Books, City Library, Display, Library_News, New Zealand, Website | Leave a comment
Hardwicke Knight

Hardwicke Knight - Source: Otago Daily Times/Otago Images.

Hardwicke Knight, long time resident of Broad Bay, passed away on August 25th at the age of 97.

He was born in England in 1911. He traveled extensively through Europe in the 1920s and 1930s working as a journalist and then photographer before meeting Molly Saunders in 1934, whom he later married.

During the second World War he worked with Sir Harold Gillies, the New Zealand plastic surgeon, as a medical photographer, and in 1957 he immigrated to New Zealand to work at the Otago Medical School as head of the Medical Photography Department.

In his retirement he documented the history of photography in New Zealand, particularly the Dunedin and Otago regions.

Check out our catalogue for a selection of his books held by Dunedin Public Libraries, and view his biography at Te Papa on-line.

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