Violin

Production date
1924
Description
A violin with a light coloured wooden body. The fingerboard and chin rest are made from darker wood. The bridge is missing and the adjuster panel has detached from the main body. One string remains attached to adjuster panel. There are four tuning pegs, three of dark wood and one of light wood." Charles Johnson / Maker Hawera, N.Z. / A.D. 1924 " is handwritten in ink on a piece of paper adhered to the interior of the instrument. The violin is held in a black wooden case and is accompanied by two bows.
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Production role
Maker
Production date
1924
Production place
Credit line
This violin, made by Hāwera craftsman Charles Johnson, belonged to Lynda, the daughter of Thelma Thomson. Thelma was a long standing member of the Hāwera Orchestra. Thelma bought the violin from Charles Johnson's grandson, the infamous author and musician, Ronald Hugh Morrieson and Thelma gave it to Lynda for her sixth birthday. The Thomson family went on to play a major part in the Hāwera orchestra, with six of Thelma's children playing violins in the orchestra at the same time.
Accession number
TM2001.182
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Sorry, there is a gross error in the comments re Thelma Thomson and her relationship to H.C.A. Fox. Thelma was not a daughter of H.C.A. Fox, he only had three children, Louis, Margaret and Olga all accomplished musicians and at various times members of the Hawera Orchestra. The reason I know this is that I am H.C.A.'s grandson son and one of Olga's children.

- on 16-08-2014 17:21:40

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