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Meluish, William, 1823-1888, photographer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: 1823 - 1888
Active Area: Oceania (continent)
New Zealand (nation)
South Island (island)
Otago (region)
Dunedin (inhabited place)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: None found.
Related Entries: Mundy, Daniel Louis, fl 1858-1873, 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.
Sources: Knight, Hardwicke (1971), 'Photography in New Zealand. A social and technical history'. Dunedin : John McIndoe.

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