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[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :[Simmonds' & Hoggard's flourmill, Mount Victoria Between 1843 & 1845]

Reference Number: B-031-005

Shows the windmill, looking south towards Mount Cook (with the barracks on top in the distance), Brooklyn hills and Te Aro from the foot of Mount Victoria where Oriental Bay Road begins. There is a sandy beach in the left foreground, with a man sifting sand, probably for construction. The man is being watched by three children. Bullock carts are visible at the foot of the windmill and there are several other buildings close to it. There are two hens [?] in the yard close to a house in the right foreground, and a square wooden [?] construction in the right foreground that appears to be designed to hold water.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Joseph Simmonds, Thomas William Hoggard, Samuel Charles Brees, Esther M Webb, Simmonds' & Hoggard's Flourmill, Wellington, Kent Terrace, Majoribanks Street, Te Aro, Mount Cook, Brooklyn, Oriental Parade, Barracks - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Bullock teams - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Poultry - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Flour mills - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Children, Farm life - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Dwellings - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Construction industry - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :[Simmonds' & Hoggard's flourmill, Mount Victoria Between 1843 & 1845], Reference Number B-031-005 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour 181 x 370 mm. Single art work

Historical Notes: The windmill, or flourmill, was built in March 1843 at the foot of Marjoribanks Street and Kent Terrace junction, the present site of the Embassy Theatre. It was the only open-structured mill in New Zealand.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

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