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Forster, William, 1851-1891 :The topsail schooner "Poneke" departing Wellington Harbour. 1878.

Reference Number: D-022-014

Shows a profile portrait of a three-masted sailing ship flying two flags from its mast tops. There is a steamship in the right distance, and Pencarrow Head and lighthouse in the left background.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours and Ship portraits, related to Captain James Lee, Archibald McLeod, Pencarrow Lighthouse, Poneke (Ship), Pencarrow Head, Wellington Harbour, Wellington Heads, Lighthouses - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Ships - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Harbours - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Steamships and Sailing ships.

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Forster, William, 1851-1891 :The topsail schooner "Poneke" departing Wellington Harbour. 1878., Reference Number D-022-014 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 349 x 547 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: The "Poneke" was built in Evans Bay, Wellington, in 1878 by John Rees George. She was 79.98 gross registered tons. Her length was 84.5 feet and beam was 18.9 feet. Initially registered at the port of Wellington on 19 March 1878, with her Master recorded as Stephen Ellis. She was owned by John Rees George, Civil engineer, 1878; Archibald McLeod, timber merchant, 1878-1880, William Waddell, Timber merchant and William Weir, timber merchant. Presumed to have foundered at sea with all hands (6) as she was not seen since being sighted off Greymouth. She had sailed from Onehunga on 11 June 1880. (Information from the seller, John Crowder, 1998)

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Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-005394)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: [Signed and dated]

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