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Forster, William James, 1851-1891 :The topsail schooner 'Shepherdess' of Wellington in Cook Strait. [ca 1870].

Reference Number: C-105-001

Shows the two-masted sailing ship in full sail, flying a red ensign at the right. Its name is shown painted on the stern. Land and a high promontory can be seen in the distance, behind three other vessels (two sail and one steam). There are more than one vessels with the name "Shepherdess". This is likely to be the one weighing 50 tons, one which first visited Wellington in 1850.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours and Ship portraits, related to William James Forster, Captain Samuel Bowler, Shepherdess (Ship), Cook Strait and Sailing ships - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Forster, William James, 1851-1891 :The topsail schooner 'Shepherdess' of Wellington in Cook Strait. [ca 1870]., Reference Number C-105-001 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 322 x 470 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Samuel Bowler may have been the master of the ship at this time, being registered as such in 1853, and changed to Thomas Bilby in 1876.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom left: W Forster

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