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[Ashworth, Edward] 1814-1896 :[Auckland looking North West. 1843?]

Reference Number: A-275-007

Auckland City from the hills behind the city, with a flax bush to the right and three Maori viewing the scene from the fern on the left. A stream in the middle ground (now the site of Queen Street) leads down to the town with Government House shown in the fenced area in the centre right and St Paul's Church silhouetted against Mt Victoria across the harbour. The cluster of buildings closest to the viewer at the lowest point in the valley is the Queen Street gaol, excavated in 1987 (see TL13/14/1 8/3/91). Rangitoto is shown in the background and there are several ships in the harbour. The scene is shown at sunset.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Edward Ashworth, Captain, RN William Hobson, "The world was all before me"; journals and watercolours of Edward Ashworth from the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library. National Library Gallery, Eliza Ann Hobson, St Paul's Church (Auckland), Government House (Auckland), Queen Street Gaol (Auckland), Mount Victoria, Auckland City, Rangitoto Island, Anglican church buildings - New Zealand - Auckland Region, Ferns, Sun - Rising and setting, Jails - New Zealand - Auckland Region, Men, Maori, Flax, Ships - New Zealand - Auckland Region and Dwellings - New Zealand - Auckland Region.

Part of:
[Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845], Reference Number E-216-f (35 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Pencil and watercolour 242 x 365 mm. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001510)

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