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Mundy, Daniel Louis, fl 1858-1873, photographer

Gender: Male
Active Dates: circa 1858 - circa 1873
Active Area: Oceania (continent)
New Zealand (nation)
South Island (island)
Canterbury (region)
Christchurch (inhabited place)
Otago (region)
Dunedin (inhabited place)
Southern Alps (mountains)
Likenesses: None found.
Photographs: See list of photographs
Publications: Mundy, D.L. and Hochstetter, Ferdinand von (1875), 'Rotomahana; and the boiling springs of New Zealand, a photographic series of sixteen views'. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle.
Related Entries: Meluish, William, 1823-1888, photographer
Daniel Louis Mundy made a photographic journey in the Southern Alps in 1858 and photographed remote areas of New Zealand. He apparently took over the photographic business of William Meluish in Prince's Street, Dunedin in 1864. Mundy claimed his studio was established in 1856. He photographed the construction of the Dunedin Exhibition buildings in 1864. He exhibited photographs at the New Zealand Industrial Exhibition under the business name 'Mundy and La Mert, Photographers, Christchurch'. On the back of his carte-de-visite of street scenes Mundy also refers to himself as a Christchurch photographer: 'D.L. Mundy, Photo - Christchurch - Canterbury, N.Z. By Appointment to His Excellency Sir G.F. Bowen, K.C.M.G.'. He photographed the collection of moa skeletons at Canterbury Museum for Sir Julius Haast. He also lectured to the Photographic Society, London 1873 (Knight 1971, pp.32-35).
Sources: Knight, Hardwicke (1971), 'Photography in New Zealand. A social and technical history'. Dunedin: John McIndoe.

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