Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Albert Manning


Albert Manning
 born 14 September 1867, Christchurch, New Zealand
son of William Manning and Mary Baulch

(they married 21 November 1858 at St Michael's Church, Christchurch) 
 died 28 September 1945 aged 78 years
buried 1 October 1945, Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch


married
 5 October 1890 in Bible Christian Church, Lower High Street, Christchurch 

 Madeline Maud Knox 

 born 15 February 1861, Staffordshire, England
daughter of James Rutherford Knox and Sarah Billington
died 2 August 1953, 73 Winchester Street, Christchurch aged 92
buried 4 August 1953, Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch


His half brother Samuel Manning (1841-1933) established the Christchurch brewing company S. Manning & Co. in 1865 and was Mayor of Christchurch in 1890. In the 1930's Samuel Manning was a "Ordinary Member" of Canterbury Society of Arts and Samuel's son Dr Leslie Samuel Manning (1862-1939) was a life member of the Society.

Albert Manning was a working member of the Canterbury Society of Arts from 1930 until his death in 1945 aged 78. During this time he exhibited 12 paintings:

1930 - "A Lovely Shore" and "The Old Maheno at Timaru"
1931 - "Old Homestead, St Martins" and "On the Hae Temoana Road"
1932 - "Sandhills"
1934 - "Sandhills, South Brighton" and "Cliffs near Taylor's Mistake"
1935 - "Sandhills and Sea" and "Taylor's Mistake"
1936 - "Across the Downs from Glen-iti" (Timaru)
1938 - "Swamp Paddock, Bromley"
1939 - "Magazine Bay, Lyttelton"


A Retiring Manager.

Presentation to Mr A. Scott. Mr Archibald Scott, the manager of the Standard Insurance Company, has decided to retire from that office, and is to be succeeded by Mr A. Manning. Mr Scott was met yesterday by about twenty insurance representatives and members of the Canterbury Fire Underwriters' Association, at the office of Mr. H. Antill Adley, secretary of the Underwriters' Association ... After others had spoken in reference to Mr Scott and his work, the health of his "Successor, Mr Manning, was honoured. 
Star, Issue 9135, 16 January 1908, Page 3

Chairman of the Marine Underwriter's Association 
Press, Volume LII, Issue 15683, 31 August 1916, Page 4


Private advice has been received that Mr W. K. Manning, a son of Mr A. Manning, of Opawa, has gained an Observer Lieutenant's commission in the Royal Naval Air Service, in which he has been serving in France and England for the past two and a half years as air mechanic and armourer.

Press, Volume LIII, Issue 16091, 22 December 1917, Page 9

Electoral Rolls:
1896 - Christchurch Electorate
Albert Manning - Shirley Road, St Albans, clerk
Madeline Maud Manning - Shirley Road, St Albans, home duties
   
1900 - Christchurch Electorate
Albert Manning - Walpole Street, Sydenham, clerk

1905-1906 - Christchurch South Electorate
Albert Manning - Walpole Street, Sydenham, clerk
Madeline Maud Manning - Walpole Street, Sydenham, housewife

1911 - Lyttelton Electorate   
Albert Manning - Victoria Avenue, Opawa, insurance manager
Madeline Maud Manning - Victoria Avenue, Opawa, married

1914 - Lyttelton Electorate
Albert Manning - Victoria Avenue, Opawa, insurance manager
Madeline Maud Manning - Victoria Avenue, Opawa, married

1919 - Christchurch East Electorate
Albert Manning - Victoria Avenue, Opawa, insurance manager
Madeline Maud Manning - Victoria Avenue, Opawa, married
   
1928 - Lyttelton
Electorate

Albert Manning - 15 Cholmondeley Avenue, Opawa, retired
Eileen Winifred Manning - Cholmondeley Avenue, Opawa, spinster
Madeline Maud Manning - 15 Cholmondeley Avenue, Opawa, married
   
1935 - Lyttelton
Electorate

Albert Manning - 53 Cholmondeley Avenue, Opawa, retired
Madeline Maud Manning - 53 Cholmondeley Avenue, Opawa, married

1938 - Lyttelton Electorate
Albert Manning - 4 Cholmondeley Avenue, Opawa, retired
Madeline Maud Manning - 4 Cholmondeley Avenue, Opawa, married


At the time of his death in 1945 he was living at 4 Cholmondeley Avenue, Christchurch. The house was located on the corner of Cholmondeley Avenue and Fifield Terrace; next door was "Risingholme" and across the road was the Heathcote River.




 above - Albert Manning's house at 4 Cholmondeley Avenue, Christchurch
photographed in April 2013.



 above - the Heathcote River opposite Albert Manning's house.
photographed in April 2013.


The Press, Saturday 29 September 1945, page 1.
Christchurch City Libraries






He had two children:
1. William Knox Manning (electrical engineer) born on 3 July 1891 in Christchurch, died 25 August 1982 Public Hospital, Christchurch, buried 27 August 1982, Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, married Kathleen Winifred Taylor "Katie" 10 July 1918 in Salem Church, Dover, Kent, England, the daughter of William Edward Taylor and Mary Jane Youden.
Children:
         a. Sydney Harold Manning (workshop foreman) born
2 June 1919, baptised 8 November 1931 St Mark's Church, Opawa, died 19 July 2012 Parkwood Resthome and Hospital, Christchurch, reg. 2012/18535, married Olive Margaret Watson.  

         b. Madeline Inez Manning born 28 September 1922, baptised 8 November 1931, St Mark's Church, Opawa, died 24 September 2012 Christchurch Hospital, reg. 2012/24787     


2. Eileen Winifred Manning born on 7 January 1900, married about 1929 George Johnson (accountant died about 1966) reg. 1929/4683  (1935 - 1957, 36 Beverley Road, Timaru), died 1969?  

child:
        a.Margaret Beverley Johnson born 8 January 1931 died 4 March 2013 in a fire at her home, Karori, Wellington, reg. 2013/5704, married 1stly Howard William Hartley, married 2ndly John Hall.   






untitled
by Albert Manning



The Avon near Wainoni
by Albert Manning



The Australian Art Sales Digest

Rural Landscape and Horses, Watercolour, signed, dated 1937, 25 x 36 cm, Est: NZD200-300, International Art Centre, New Zealand Traditional & Contemporary Paintings & Watercolours, Auckland, 31/03/1992, Lot No. 71. NZ$385.



Jacks Point, Timaru, Watercolour, signed, 28 x 38 cm, Est: NZD400-800, International Art Centre, New Zealand Traditional & Contemporary Paintings & Watercolours, Auckland, 07/07/1992, Lot No. 61. Unsold.



Mt. Nimrod, South Canterbury, Watercolour, signed, lower right, 27 x 38 cm, Est: NZD500-800, Dunbar Sloane, Art & Antique Auction, Auckland, 15/08/2001, Lot No. 706. NZ$110.



Town River, Watercolour, signed, 27.5 x 37.5 cm, Est: NZD50-100, Watson's Auctioneers, U3 Art & Applied Art, Christchurch, 26/05/2008, Lot No. 54. NZ$56. 


Road to Styx, Christchurch, Watercolour, signed, 22 x 32 cm, Est: NZD100-200, Dunbar Sloane, Affordable Art, Wellington, 22/04/2010, Lot No. 322. Unsold.

another Albert Manning online here 

 

3 comments:

  1. As his great grandson, this is exciting to see and read

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  2. hello Christopher - could email me at trenoweth@xtra.co.nz
    cheers
    Tony

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  3. My parents, Bob and Mary Simons, bought 4 Cholmondeley Ave in 1965 and owned the property until 2013. My husband and I currently own the house, so it has now been in our family for 51 years. My parents own a painting a painting by Albert Manning.

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