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The New Zealand Centre for Photography collection itself was begun on the night of 22nd April 1985 during its launch at a Parliamentary reception in Wellington in the company of the then Prime Minister David Lange. The late Rosellina Burri-Bischof presented a print called 'On the way to Cuzco - Peru' taken by her photographer husband Werner Bischof [1916-54]. Shortly after this occasion, the Centre was gifted the Geoff Perry collection by his son. Since then the most important acquisitions include the F. Lennard Casbolt collection, the Douglas Hoy collection, Noel Habgood collection, Harry Moult collection, and Mervyn King collection. These along with other major holdings are listed below in some detail.

It is important to note that pictorialist photography in NZ has yet to be discovered critically and its importance lies in research just now beginning from academics.

CASBOLT COLLECTION:
Lennard F. Casbolt [1897-1988] was born in Christchurch and after serving overseas in WW1 he returned to Canterbury where he took up a job with photographic importers H.E. Perry Ltd. When he retired in the 1960s he had spent over forty years with this firm. During his life, he helped to resurrect the Christchurch Photographic Society and was a foundation member of the Photographic Society of New Zealand. He featured prominently in New Zealand camera club activities and was a prolific exhibitor at International 'Salons of Photography' where he won many distinctions. A 'pictorialist' from the 1920s his style evolved to encompass landscape, portrait and still life studies. c. 1,000 negatives and prints.

The collection numbers around 25,000 items including negatives, slides, albums, unique photographs, technology (cameras, projectors, enlargers and memorabilia) and a resource library comprising around 1,000 volumes and ephemera.
 
On the 10 May 2007 Inland Revenue approved The New Zealand Centre for Photography for the purposes of sections KC 5, DB 32 and DV 11 of the Income Tax Act 2004. When a person makes a donation to The New Zealand Centre for Photography they can claim a rebate for that donation.
 
In addition from 2008 your uncapped tax deductible contributions can help preserve this important collection of New Zealand photography. See below for details.
 
The New Zealand Centre for Photography collection itself was begun on the night of 22nd April 1985 during its launch at a Parliamentary reception in Wellington in the company of the then Prime Minister David Lange. The late Rosellina Burri-Bischof presented a print called 'On the way to Cuzco - Peru' taken by her photographer husband Werner Bischof [1916-54]. Shortly after this occasion, the Centre was gifted the Geoff Perry collection by his son. Since then the most important acquisitions include the F. Lennard Casbolt collection, the Douglas Hoy collection, Noel Habgood collection, Harry Moult collection, and Mervyn King collection. These along with other major holdings are listed below in some detail.

It is important to note that pictorialist photography in NZ has yet to be discovered critically and its importance lies in research just now beginning from academics.