Grandfather, pre-1911 by randmphotos

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This is a bit of NZ history. This is a scanned silver gelatin photo of my paternal grandfather, Edward Sanders, in the years immediately before his death in mid-1911. Photographer unknown.

He died in a Kauri logging accident in Northland, 1911, not far from his home in Toka Toka. He was crushed beneath a bullock-train of Kauri logs, when my father was a few months old.

I have a photocopy of his death certificate, courtesy of the fabulous “Kauri Museum” in Northland – well worth a visit if you are in Auckland or places north of it!

The trees around him are Nikau Palms (a unique NZ native).


  • Barssel
    Barsselover 5 years ago

    This would make a great addition to the Horse and Rider group

  • Hey great idea – just signing up now! Cheers!

    – randmphotos

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