In this podcast John Sullivan talks about the photography of Robert Gant.
Robert Gant was born in England in 1854(?) and came to New Zealand in 1876. He lived in Wellington and was apprenticed to a chemist. He joined the local theatre where he specialised in female roles. In the 1880s Gant moved over to the Wairarapa where he continued his career as a chemist as well as acting in, and directing, local theatrical groups. The images date from the 1880s/1890s. More of Robert's images can be viewed at DigitalNZ