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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

FERRIER, William 1855–1922

FERRIER, William 1855–1922

Born Edinburgh, son of David Ferrier who brought his family to New Zealand in 1869. First went into stationery business, Oamaru, then learned photography under John Gall of Christchurch and 1881 started photographic business in Timaru. Exhibited CSA 1888–1918 and OAS, in Melbourne, and in NZ and South Seas Ex Dunedin 1889–90. Ferrier was the grandfather of the New Zealand painter Colin McCahon.