Author(s): Ken Hall
George D. Valentine (1852-1890) was one of the foremost 19th-Century photographers to work in New Zealand. He was the leading photographer of the Pink and White Terraces, and also captured the aftermath of the Tarawera Eruption. His photographs have left an enduring legacy of our colonial past. Coinciding with the first major exhibition of his work is the publication of George D. Valentine: A 19th Century Photographer in New Zealand. Featuring many never-before published images it is an important contribution to New Zealand's cultural and photographic heritage.