Photographer unknown :Portrait of Edward Dobson 1816-1908, [ca 1866]
Reference Number: PA2-2445
Edward Dobson, circa 1866. Photographer unidentified.
Photographer unknown :Portrait of Edward Dobson 1816-1908, Reference Number PA2-2445 (1 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Single photograph
Historical Notes: Edward Dobson was born London. Studied architecture. Was one of the original purchasers of land under the Canterbury Association and left for New Zealand on the Cressy in 1850. Selected land in Sumner and Christchurch. In 1854 was appointed Provincial Engineer by Fitzgerald. At Lyttelton Dobson constructed the breakwater from Officer's Point which made the inner harbour safe for shipping. In 1865, accompanied by Hall, Dobson laid out the road through the Otira and set gangs to work in the severest weather in order to open a road for diggers to get through. He named the road after his son, Arthur. Another son George was murdered by the Burgess and Kelly gang in 1866.
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures920. Dobson, Edward(PFP-016201)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - Edward Dobson. George Dobson's father
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