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Holmes, William Howard, 1825-1885 :Wellington from corner of Government House, 1863.

Reference Number: B-159-003

Shows a view of the Thorndon waterfront from Government House, with three jetties, and a row of houses along the curve of Lambton Quay. The Terrace is shown in the middle distance, with a few houses along it. Bolton Street and other tracks and roads are shown on the Tinakori Hill. There is a red-jacketted soldier in the right foreground, and a man with blue jacket and walking stick in the right foreground, at the corner of the fence surrounding the grounds of Government House. A cart with two horses, loaded with timber, travels along Lambton Quay in the foreground, and a man on horseback stands at the Bowen Street corner, by a prominent building with square turretted roof. That building is at Brandon's corner. In the 1860s it was J C Cook & Sons store, but was demolished in 1929, and is now the site of the cenotaph.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to William Howard Holmes, J Cook & Sons (Firm), The Terrace, Lambton Quay, Bowen Street, Bolton Street, Stores, Retail - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Soldiers - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Streets - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Wharves - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Carriages and carts - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

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Holmes, William Howard, 1825-1885 :Wellington from corner of Government House, 1863., Reference Number B-159-003 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 210 x 336 mm (sight). Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-010622)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: [Title]

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