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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

BOTHAMLEY, Arthur Thomas 1846–1938

BOTHAMLEY, Arthur Thomas 1846–1938

Born Surrey, England. Went to Australia in 1868 for health reasons, then came to New Zealand where he joined the civil service as a clerk, becoming extra clerk to the Legislative Council in 1871. Retired in 1925. From 1892–1937 was Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod. He was an oarsman, the founder and first captain of the Tainui Canoe Club in 1880. Was a talented and keen photographer and exhibited photographs as well as paintings with the Fine Arts Assoc. 1883, 1884, and with the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Wtn. In 1902–03 colour prints ‘Press Portraits’ were published in The Weekly Press. Watercolours of Wellington 1869–78 are in Turnbull.