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Name Hoare, C B
Sex Male
Studio address Vulcan Lane, Auckland Central, Auckland City 1866-7;College Street, Papeete, Tahiti 1868;Rue de la Petite Pologne, Papeete, Tahiti 1870
Known years of operation 1866 1867 1868 1870
Source Mitchell & Seffern's Auckland Directory 1866-7. Personal communication, Mlle Viviane Fayaud and M Thierry Chauvet, Tahiti. "Deja View", no.48 (August 2006), pp9-11
Remarks Probably Charles Burton Hoare (b. c1833) a packer from Manchester, England, who arrived in Auckland on the "Telegraph" in July 1863. Soon after arriving he appears to have established a photographic partnership with (Thomas?) Wooster. But the partnership had dissolved by 1866 when Hoare advertised himself as "Late Hoare and Wooster, Queen-street" (Southern Cross, 18 June 1866, p1). His assistant was named Wellington Peat (southern Cross 7 February 1867, p6). He opened a studio in Papeete, Tahiti in February 1868, and from June to September 1868 toured the neighbouring islands. In May 1869 he announced that he was leaving Tahiti, but if he did, it was only for a short time, as in February 1870 he was back in Papeete, at Rue de la Petite Pologne. In January 1872 Hoare announced that he was leaving for San Francisco on the brig "Wanderer". His name does not, however, appear on the list of passengers, and he continued to make periodic appearances in the Tahitian press until 1876. What happened to him after that date is unknown. His death is not recorded in Tahiti, and "Madame Hoare" was running his photographic studio in 1879. The "Veuve (widow) Hoare" received a package of photographic material from San Francisco on the "Percy Edward" in the same year, and the implication is that Charles died between 1876 and 1879, probably in the USA. C B Hoare's wife, Sophia, continued to run the photographic studio in Papeete, at one point being identified as "official photographer to the [Royal] Court". She left Tahiti in May 1904 on the "Mariposa" and settled in San Francisco with two of her 3 daughters. She died between 1910 and 1920. Posters saying 'C B Hoare Photographer Will be Here' can be seen in 1234-1 (Ngaruawahia Hotel), and 7-A526 (Drury).
Adverts Southern Cross, 18 June 1866, p1 Southern Cross, 14 July 1866, p1
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