A Momento from my Grandpa's Special Box
My Grandpa Kinniburgh was 93 years old when he passed away many years back now. Left behind amongst his things was a small wooden box. My mum forgot all about it and handed it over to me not realising what was inside it. Some old photos and Grandpa's notes plus a some cartoons he had done sometime in the 1920's or so. Amongst the images was this postcard. An early view of Picton in the South Island. Sadly it is falling apart and needs to be conserved properly. On the post card it reads " TE RANUI NEAR PICTON - BOWDEN" What era it was photographed is the mystery. All I have found so far is Te Ranui Bay Queen Charlotte Sound. Who Bowden was is unknown. Clearly the guy was a photographer and since my Grandfather grew up in Wellington it would make sense that he would have crossed the Cook Straits to visit Picton and somewhere along the line picked up this postcard. I'll keep digging and somewhere along the line I will find out.