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Remains of the barque Inconstant, Lambton Quay, Wellington, 1885

Reference Number: 1/2-140203-G

Remains of the barque `Inconstant', Lambton Quay, Wellington, in 1885. Photograph taken by William Williams.

Key terms:
1 image, related to John Plimmer, Inconstant (Ship) and Lambton Quay.

Part of:
Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983 :Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera, Reference Number PA-Group-00076 (409 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: In 1850 John Plimmer towed the wreck of the American ship `Inconstant' to the foreshore near Lambton Quay, Wellington, and built a pier to it. He established a warehouse and auction rooms there which became known as 'Noahs Ark'. (See Encyclopedia of New Zealand, edited by McLintock Vol 2, page 787.)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures41. Wellington. Businesses. Plimmers Ark. 1885(PFP-014794)

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