Thomas and Jane Mason of Mason's Gardens, Taita, Lower Hutt, [ca 186-]
Reference Number: MS-Papers-2597-33/3/09-01
Cartes de visite are by J Botterill, "Portrait painter and photographer", 19 Collins Street East, Melbourne, Australia.
Extent: 2 photographsCartes de visite. Manuscript
Historical Notes: The Masons were Quakers who arrived at Wellington on the New Zealand Company vessel "Olympus" in Apr 1841. They established a horticultural business, known as Mason's Gardens, at Taita. The Masons left for Hobart in 1845, as a result of tension with local Maori in the Wellington area but returned to Lower Hutt in 1851. Thomas Mason became very well known as a nurseyman and horticulturalist and supplied much of Wellington's fruit and vegetables.
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