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Bragge, James, 1833-1908 (photographer)



  • Existence: 1833 - 1908


James Bragge was born in South Shields, England, in 1833. He married at the age of 21 and probably practised photography. He arrived in New Zealand in 1865 and opened a studio in Manners Street, Wellington, advertising as the New Zealand Academy of Photographic Art. From circa 1879 to circa 1890 he had a studio in Lambton Quay. In 1880 he was commissioned by Wellington City Council to take photographs of the city for the Melbourne International Exhibition (Knight 1971, p.68).


Knight, Hardwicke (1971), 'Photography in New Zealand. A social and technical history'. Dunedin: John McIndoe.