Meluish, William, 1823-1888 (photographer)
William Meluish was a commercial photographer. He established a photographic business at the corner of Dowling and Prince's Street, Dunedin in 1856. He documented the growth of Dunedin in the late 1850s. He was advertising the sale of his studio in 'The Otago Daily Times' in June 1864. Meluish sold the business to Daniel Louis Mundy. The date of Meluish's departure from New Zealand has not been established. He died at Otago House, Upper Norwood.
Knight, Hardwicke (1971), 'Photography in New Zealand. A social and technical history'. Dunedin : John McIndoe.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
195 x 139 mm. A view showing the growth of the town outwards from the harbour. Small wooden houses line the road at the left of the picture, while buildings are starting to take hold along the roads leading up through the hills. Probably by William Meluish.
190 x 141 mm. A view taken from the hill overlooking Princes Street, and showing the waterfront. At the left a small part of the inadequate Dunedin jetty can be seen with Princes Street following the course of the waterfront. Probably by William Meluish. It was amongst the conglomeration of houses at the nearer end of the street that Meluish had his studio.