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Name Burnett, Thomas David, 1878-1941

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Image of "Above the clouds" : souvenir of the first flight to Mount Cook, May 1920. -

"Above the clouds" : souvenir of the first flight to Mount Cook, May 1920. -

"Above the clouds", a souvenir card of the first flight to Mount Cook on May 1920. The interior features a picture of the Avro aeroplane that made the journey, plus lists the pilot and passenger. They were Captain Euan Dickson, DSC, DFC, Croix de Guerre (pilot), the passengers from Christchurch to Fairlie as R L Banks and R Wigley, the passengers from Fairlie to Mount Cook (and return) as T D Burnett (MP) and G Pearson, and the passengers from Fairlie to Christchurch as R H Hunter-Weston and Master Gould Hunter-Weston. The rear cover features a pasted photograph of Wigley, Dickson and Banks.

Image of License to occupy Crown Lands for pastoral purposes : Run 83 Mount Cook no.339 -

License to occupy Crown Lands for pastoral purposes : Run 83 Mount Cook no.339 -

License to occupy Crown Lands for pastoral purposes : Run 83 Mount Cook no.339, granted to Thomas David Burnett, 29 March 1912. Approximately divided into two halves. The left portion provides a location map, showing the boundaries of the run and a number of it's geographical features (mountains and streams). The right portion textually details the scope of the license to occupy the 25,000 acres of the Mount Cook pastoral run at an annual rent of 355 pounds per annum. Bears the stamp of "W.G. Dennison Arcade Picture Framer Timaru" on the verso.

Image of Thomas David Burnett - Burnett Collection

Thomas David Burnett - Burnett Collection

An undated portrait of Thomas David Burnett, Member of Parliament for Temuka, circa 1930.

Image of The Reform Party, Aug. 1922 - Burnett Collection

The Reform Party, Aug. 1922 - Burnett Collection

The New Zealand Reform Party in August 1922 (minus twelve absent), pictured shortly after the "Turkish Crisis". Pictured on the steps of the General Assembly Library, Parliament, Wellington. Bears the title on the mount beneath the print, along with a list of those pictured, who were (believed to be left to right): [BACK ROW]: Oswald Hawken, Sykes, John Hamilton, Alexander Young, Taurekareka Henare, Henare Uru; [3RD ROW]: Douglas Lysner, Thomas William Rhodes, Alexander Donald MacLeod, Richard Hudson, Robert Wright, Archibald McNicol, Vivian Potter, Kenneth Williams, William Spiers Glenn, John Bitchener; [2ND ROW]: Vernon Reed, Edward Newman, William Hughes Field, Edwin Dixon, John Luke

Image of Burnett family album -

Burnett family album -

A Burnett family album, probably dating from the early 1920s. Includes pages showing (in order): - p3: Two portraits of Andrew Burnett (1838-1927); - p5: Two scenes of the Mount Cook Valley; Thomas David (T D) Burnett(?) standing on a rock & another of him(?) with horses by a tin shed (two prints); - p7: Four farm scenes: T D Burnett(?) feeding a ewe; TD Burnett(?) posed in a hut doorway with a rifle; two trucks with sacks and rolls of wire; Lake scene; - p9: Three portraits of Andrew Burnett; - p10: A view of Catherine Burnett's cairn and a view of the valley (2 prints); - p12: Four farm scenes: Trucks loaded with wool bales; a truck loaded with sacks crossing a stream; three horse-

Image of [Best wishes, 1936] - Burnett Collection

[Best wishes, 1936] - Burnett Collection

A collage of three prints surrounded by a message from "The man from the Misty Gorges" [Thomas Burnett] wishing best wishes for 1936 and the years ahead. Down each side of the prints the message of good wishes reads: "From the old house in the gorges - I have ridden, thanks to you and some thousands of others - To this house on the hill - The man from the misty gorges - Sends his best wishes to you - for the years ahead. 1936." The top image appears to be the original Burnett homestead, the centre image is probably Thomas Burnett on horseback, and the lower image is of the Parliament building in Wellington. Bears the photographer's imprint in the lower right corner

Image of Then and now - Burnett Collection

Then and now - Burnett Collection

A collage of photographs relating to Mount Cook Station, entitled "Then" and "Now". Incudes a piece of wool entitled "The real McKay" plus four irregular rows of prints, mostly of sheep, snow, landscapes, and transport related scenes. Each is labelled as follows (top row first, left to right): Top row: - 'Just the curtain raiser'; - 'Clear of sheep for winter'; - 'A.B.[Andrew Burnett] Pioneer Run 83 May 1864' [portrait]; - 'T.D.B. [Thomas David Burnett] Mt Cook N.Z.' and 'T.D.B. Got security of tenure for pastoral runs' [portrait]; - 'The perfect snowline (once in a while)'; Second row: - 'Transport Mk II 1888. (bullocks were Mk I.)' [showing horse drawn wagon teams]; - 'July

Image of Donald and Thomas David Burnett - Burnett Collection

Donald and Thomas David Burnett - Burnett Collection

An opaltype studio portrait of Donald and Thomas David Burnett, circa 1890. Bears the label of J Radcliffe, Furniture Maker, on the verso.

Image of Lest we forget! Mount Cook and some who have helped - Burnett Collection

Lest we forget! Mount Cook and some who have helped - Burnett Collection

A large frame containing the original license granted to George McRae and Mr Burnett to "Depasture stock" on 5000 acres in the Mackenzie Country, dated 16 May 1864, renewed 1 May 1870, and reduced to 4950 acres on 1 May 1886. The license is surrounded by a collection of images of the Burnett's, Mount Cook homestead, and local notables. Appears to have been presented by Donald and Thomas David Burnett to their mother, Catherine in November 1906 (see "Bottom Row" below). The parts presented in the frame appear in 'rough' rows (from left to right) as follows (note most portraits un-named): TOP ROW: - Catherine Burnett labelled "This is Mrs Burnett! 'Never doubted clouds would break' ";