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Saxton, Henry Waring 1848-1919 :Somes Island, Wellington, New Zealand. 1877.

Reference Number: A-253-036

Shows a profile of Somes Island seen from the region of Seacliff. Shows a large complex of two-storied buildings (newly-built immigration barracks) on the top centre of island, a surveying trig on highest point, and a few small buildings on shoreline. In the left distance, Pencarrow Head lighthouse is visible.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Coastal profiles and Pencil works, related to Saxton family, Henry Waring Saxton, Joseph Somes, Warren Sisarich, Pencarrow Head, Wellington Harbour, Matiu/Somes Island, Wellington Region (N.Z.) - Emigration and immigration, Lighthouses - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Harbours - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Barracks.

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Saxton, Henry Waring 1848-1919 :Somes Island, Wellington, New Zealand. 1877., Reference Number A-253-036 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Pencil on paper, 120 x 198 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: The artist was the brother-in-law of Joseph Somes, after whom the island was named.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-007883)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: [Title]; Recto - bottom right: H.W.S. 1877; Recto - beneath image: (on backing paper): So named in memory of Joseph Somes, M.P. Dartmouth, Governor of New Zealand Shipping Co.; Verso - top centre: late) Revd C.W. Saxton D.D. / The Elms / Shrewsbury

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