Category: Famous People

Sir Francis Dillon Bell

It’s Movember and we’re celebrating with some of the famous mustaches resident at Karori Cemetery. Sir Francis Dillon Bell (1822-1898) not only sports some fine facial accoutrements but was also the father of our first New Zealand-born Prime Minister: Francis Henry Dillon Bell (1851-1936). Both are buried at Karori. The Bell family plot has recently […]

Early Artist in New Zealand History

James McLauchlan Nairn (18 November 1859–22 February 1904) was a Glasgow born painter who  strongly influenced New Zealand painting in the late 19th century.  Nairn studied at the Glasgow School of Art for four years from 1879 before enrolling as a student at the Academie Julian in Paris. During the 1880s Nairn exhibited work at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts […]