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Hamley, Joseph Osbertus, 1820-1911 :Auckland Cemetery. Graves of Commodore Burnett, R. N. and Captain Mercer, R. A. [Between late 1863 and 1866]

Reference Number: E-047-q-023

Grafton Gully in the foreground, with two large graves prominent. In the middle distance are houses and the outline of a church, while the Waitemata Harbour, with North Head and Rangitoto Island (inaccurately drawn) are in the background

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Joseph Osbertus Hamley, Captain Henry Mercer, Commodore William Farquarson Burnett, Colonel Edward Arthur Williams, Great Britain. Army. Royal Artillery, Great Britain Royal Navy, Orpheus (Ship), Grafton Gully, Anglican church buildings - New Zealand - Auckland Region, Cemeteries - New Zealand - Auckland Region and Dwellings - New Zealand - Auckland Region.

Part of:
Hamley, Joseph Osbertus, 1820-1911 :Sketches in New Zealand [ca 1860 to 1864], Reference Number E-047-q-001/051 (44 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour on blue card, 110 x 140 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Captain Henry Mercer was killed at Rangiriri in October 1863. The town Mercer was named after him. Commodore Burnett was in charge of H. M. S. Orpheus, which ran ashore on the Manukau Bar in February 1863, with the loss of much of its crew, including Burnett.

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Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-005383)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom left: [Title]

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