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Mathew, Felton, 1808-1847 :[Hobson album]. Government House, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand 6 April 1840.

Reference Number: E-216-f-165

View from the water in the Bay of Islands, looking towards Okiato, the first site for the capital of New Zealand in 1840, five miles up the harbour from Kororareka. The fist Government House is shown on top of the hill, with other buildings and a jetty at the water's edge. The house was an eight-roomed cottage, and the lower buildings were James Clendon's store and trading post (the largest building), an office and boatbuilder's shop. The house was occupied by Governor Hobson and family only during part of 1840 and the site of the capital was then moved to Auckland.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Pencil works, related to James Reddy Clendon, Captain, RN William Hobson, Felton Mathew, Eliza Ann Hobson, Okiato and Dwellings - New Zealand - Northland Region.

Part of:
[Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845], Reference Number E-216-f (35 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Pencil on cream wove paper, 241 x 358 mm. Single art work

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-006895)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: Felton Mathew, 6 Ap.l 1840

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