MOULTRAY, John Elder – Artist .

MOULTRAY, John Elder 1865–1922

Born Edinburgh, Scotland, younger son of painter J. D. Moultray: worked in his father’s studio and at the Edinburgh School of Art. Arrived New Zealand with his parents 1883 settling in Dunedin, Chose as his special subjects historical New Zealand scenes, touring the North Island and visiting and sketching historical spots, and interviewing Maoris and Europeans as to past events. Accompanied the 1st Contingent to South Africa in the Boer War as newspaper correspondent for various newspapers which published his sketches and letters but after six months was invalided home. Said to have made sketching tours later through 16 countries and British colonies


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