Juliana Victoria Pinklebeak
From a young age, Juliana Victoria Pinklebeak's favourite possessions were a leather bound writing set and a Scovil Portable Dry Plate cameraria. In her teens and twenties she liked nothing more than trekking in the hills above Wellington, with her cameraria and writing set safely stowed in the old haversack borrowed from her grandfather.
In her early twenties Juliana became the first woman reporter for The Evening Post, a Wellington afternoon newspaper started by Dublin-born printer, newspaper manager and leader-writer Henry Blundell. Under Henry's tutelage she became a well known figure in arenas not usually available to women, reporting the news of the day.
At age 30, career-focussed Juliana sailed for England to take up a position as writer and photographer for a new periodical called "The British Workwoman Out and at Home".
Juliana loved England and her articles and photographs were soon considered as authoritative reportings on the plight of working women.
After some years in England, Juliana returned to New Zealand to care for her ailing mother. Ironically, having spent so many years in London as a single woman, upon landing in Wellington she soon met Terancio Martini, a dashing steam engineer and inventor from England.
Now living in Northland, Juliana and Terancio enjoy many adventures together in their cloud chaser dirigible airship, "Harmonious Floatious".
Juliana still engages in ingenious writings and enjoys rushing out and about with her cameraria.