Topic: Edward Victor Simpson (1907-1962)

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Edward Victor Simpson worked as a photojournalist. One of his articles appeared in the book 'Tauranga and the Mount' which was published in 1947. He was my second cousin twice removed - Debbie McCauley (2016).

Edward Victor Simpson, known as Eddie, was born in Tauranga on 21 September 1907. He was the eighth child of William MacGregor and Jane Simpson (nee McCauley) who married in Katikati on 28 October 1889.

Edward attended Hamilton High School. His school cap and medals he won are part of the Joan Simpson Collection housed at Tauranga City Libraries:

Hamilton High School Cap: Edward Victor Simpson (1925)

This photograph of Edward was taken at the wedding of Edward's brother Gordon Simpson to Konini Fowler at Wakefield on 17 December 1931:

Edward Victor Simpson (1907-1962)

Edward worked as a photojournalist. One of his articles on big game fishing at Tuhua (Mayor Island) along with photographs appeared in the booklet Tauranga and the Mount which was published in 1947 by Frank N. Robson and printed by Specialty Printers in Auckland. One of Edwards photographs, taken in 1934, features a leaping marlin and fishing boat. It was hand coloured and framed in oak: 

Tuhua (Mayor Island) by Edward Victor Simpson

Edward never married. He increasingly suffered from ill health and eventually had to give up his career in photojournalism.

On 9 August 1962 Edward died in Hamilton at the age of 54. He was buried in Hamilton Park Cemetery.

 

Sources:

McCauley, Debbie (2012). The McCauley Family of Katikati, New Zealand: 1876-2012. Tauranga, New Zealand: Mauao Publishing.

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Edward Victor Simpson (1907-1962)


Year:1947
First Names:Edward Victor
Last Name:Simpson
Date of Birth:21 September 1907
Place of Birth:Tauranga
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:9 August 1962
Place of death:Hamilton, New Zealand
Place of burial:Hamilton Park Cemetery
Occupation:Photojournalist
Fathers name:William MacGregor Simpson
Fathers date of birth:c1866
Fathers place of birth:Lyell, West Coast, New Zealand
Fathers date of death:26 November 1929
Fathers place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Mothers name:Jane McCauley
Mothers date of birth:17 November 1870
Mothers place of birth:Dromore, Townland, County Tyrone, Ireland
Mothers date of death:2 July 1942
Mothers place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand