Ernest Rutherford is 142, and he is whanau

Mills, Claude, fl 1920s. King, June, fl 1975: Photograph of Ernest Rutherford outside the school fence, Havelock - Photograph taken by Claude Mills. Ref: PAColl-2524. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22757635

Mills, Claude, fl 1920s. King, June, fl 1975: Photograph of Ernest Rutherford outside the school fence, Havelock – Photograph taken by Claude Mills. Ref: PAColl-2524. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22757635

‘We haven’t the money, so we’ve got to think’.

New Zealand chemist and physicist and Nobel Prize winner Ernest Rutherford was born 30 August 1871 in Spring Creek, Nelson.

  • Read his biography Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
  • My set of Ernie images on Digital NZ.

Ernest is whanau. His father James Rutherford had a sister Barbara – my great-great-grandmother. Ernest is my great-grandfather’s cousin. Not sure what that makes him to me!
Rutherford Family tree

My great-great grandmother Barbara’s brother James and his wife Martha – parents of Ernest Rutherford.

James and Martha Rutherford. Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir) 1916-1987 : Negatives of Ernest Rutherford and associations. Ref: PAColl-6407-01. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23069233

James and Martha Rutherford. Fleming, Charles Alexander (Sir) 1916-1987 : Negatives of Ernest Rutherford and associations. Ref: PAColl-6407-01. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23069233

The streets are where you find poetry, protest and art: 2013 in pictures: July

Words

Big and small, sometimes fragmented – always words and signs and signifiers.
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Mark Sommerset at Central Library Tuam.

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The cordons come down

Cathedral Square.

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Working – human scale

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Heritage

McLeans Mansion on Manchester Street.

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The Bridge of Remembrance.

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Art

New on Welles Street.
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The wolf skull’s last howl, Kilmore Street. On Trainor McLean building, now demolished. Turns out it is a company called ALC Apparel – also spotted a tiki on Tuam, and pinup ladies.
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Faux Arcadia by Michaela Cox.
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Home ground by Paul McLachlan (exhibition at 241 Chambers)
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Demolitions and rebuilds

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GCSB Protest

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Splendid random

Busking Pink Floyd. Sounded exquisite.

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My man Captain Cook, the morning moon – and Get Lucky on my headphones.
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Into Sockburn, into the burger.
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Daffodils springing up in the Lichfield Street carpark building.
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The Gloucester Street reading room.

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St Albans Park, boggy.

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Flowers on Colombo Street, Beckenham.

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Victoria Street, beautification.

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The Colombo Street building humper.
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