Friday, 14 November 2008


Great Mo-ments in Time

A Colonial Movember

For this year's Movember the NZETC have selected some of the best, worst and scariest moustaches from the Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Published between 1897 and 1908, the six-volume Cyclopedia offers a truly jaw-dropping array of turn-of-the-century fashions in whiskers. Check out the the rest of the gallery in the two volumes now online: Wellington Provincial District and Taranaki, Hawkes Bay and Wellington Provicinal Districts. The other four volumes will be online soon.

We think we have assembled some of the more hirsuitically distinct personalities below, but we are interested if people find others in the Cyclopedias that they think worthy of inclusion here!

Mr J. AyersSamuel CostallLieutenant R. A. BentCaptain S. Wolf
Mr Edward Cephas John StevensMr Frank AllenCaptain John ColemanMr R. S. Williams
David Boyle, The Earl of Glasgow, Govenor of New ZealandMr. W. CrowMr William Thomas GlasgowMr James Crawford Hanna
Mr R. KearneyDr W. J. DarbyMr Charles Augustus TabuteauMr J. C. Lethaby
Mr. J. J. NicolCaptain-Adjutant W. J. StrongCaptain J. ReidDr R. V. Fulton