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Coad Collection

This small collection is supplied by Chris Coad, a professional photographer with a wide ranging portfolio, who also happens to be Wellington's go-to nautical photographer.

The photos were taken by his grandfather Charles Coad, and amateur photographer, between1910 and 1920.

The subjects are not identified in their original, but some vessels are instantly recognisable, and noted below.

Windward in the foreground, probably Nancy Stair with the black hull, which dates the image to 1915

Hospital ship Maheno

Clyde Quay


Probably Trixie