Marlin Fishing at Tuhua by Edward Victor Simpson (1934)
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Hand coloured photograph of marlin fishing at Tuhua (Mayor Island) taken by photojournalist Edward Victor Simpson on 15 March 1934 and written about in the booklet Tauranga and the Mount which was published in 1947 by Frank N. Robson and printed by Specialty Printers in Auckland [first printed in the China Journal]. It shows a leaping marlin and a fishing launch just off Tuhua. The boat is either the 'Kingfish', 'Naomi' or 'Dauntless'. The marlin was caught by Fred Hopkins. Edward wrote 'the photograph I secured as the big fish threshed away from the launch will go to confirm what to some might appear to be just another "fish story."' In the bottom left hand corner of the photograph are the words in white; COPYRIGHT, E V SIMPSON, TAURANGA, NZ. The image was re-matted in 2016 and is around one metre long in an oak frame. The framed photograph belonged to Edward's niece Joan Simpson but is now part of a private collection with a copy at Tauranga City Library. Image Scan: Debbie McCauley (2016).
Tauranga City Libraries Image Number: 16-079.