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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :View of a part of the town of Wellington, New Zealand, looking towards the south east, comprising about one-third of the water-frontage [drawn] in September 1841 by C Heaphy, Draftsman to the New Zealand Company

Reference Number: C-025-009

View from Clay Point hill above the junction of modern Willis St and Lambton Quay. The beach in the foreground is lower Willis Street, while upper Willis Street passes up the rise on the far right. The beach in the background is modern Mercer and Wakefield Streets. Cows, goats, two Maori canoes, a couple on horseback and Bethune & Hunter's Stores are in the foreground, with a jetty and sailing ships in the harbour. Further jetties and public and private buildings are in the background on Te Aro Flat. The most prominent building along the waterfront, with a Grecian-style frontage, is the Exchange Building. Mounts Cook, Albert and Victoria are indicated in the skyline above their relevant peaks.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Charles Heaphy, John Wade, William Barnard Rhodes, Sir William Fitzherbert, Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, Te Aro Pa, Southern Cross Hotel (Wellington), New Zealand Gazette & Wellington Spectator (Newspaper), New Zealand Company, Bethune and Hunter Ltd, Exchange Building (Wellington), Clay Point, Farish Street, Mount Victoria, Willis Street, Taranaki Street, Lambton Quay, Mount Cook, Wakefield Street, Brooklyn, Manners Street, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Jetties - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Racetracks (Horse racing) - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Cattle, Shipping - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Waka, Barrels, Business enterprises - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Goats, Horsemanship and Dwellings - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :View of a part of the town of Wellington, New Zealand, looking towards the south east, comprising about one-third of the water-frontage [drawn] in September 1841 by C Heaphy, Draftsman to the New Zealand Company, Reference Number C-025-009 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour 442 x 620 mm on sheet 518 x 698 mm. Horizontal imageSingle 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-001447)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: title [this is not in Heaphy's hand and has been taken from the title of the matching lithograph]

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