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Fox, William 1812-1893 :Ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the new Houses of Assembly, Wellington, New Zealand - [London ; Illustrated London News, 1857]

Reference Number: A-018-021

A large crowd of people gathered at the corner of Lambton Quay and Molesworth Street, below fluttering flags strung up between two tall poles. A man is giving a speech in the middle of the crowd, which is mostly on foot, although two women are on horseback on the left. The view looks out to the harbour, with the ships also decorated with falgs, and along Lambton Quay towards Te Aro. An outline pyramid or tent structure made from logs is in the centre of the crowd.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Wood engravings, related to Rt Hon Sir William Fox, Parliament Buildings (Wellington), Illustrated London News (Newspaper), Thorndon, Flags - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Crowds, Shipping - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Speeches, addresses, etc., Cornerstone laying, Parliament buildings and Horsemanship.

Part of:
Fox, William 1812-1893 :Ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the new Houses of Assembly, Wellington, New Zealand - [London ; Illustrated London News, 1857], Reference Number A-018-021 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Engraving, b&w 176 x 245 mm. Single art work

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