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[Smith, William Mein] 1799-1869 :The town of Petre on the Wanganui River in September 1841. Day & Haghe. [London, Smith, Elder 1845]

Reference Number: PUBL-0011-05

A general and close-up view of the new settlement of Petre or Wanganui (also known as Whanganui) just after its establishment. The thatched roofing of a house is being completed by two men in the foreground and men are hauling timber for other buildings along the foreshore and from a small boat at the river's edge. Fences divide off other houses and the nearest house on the far left, middle distance is identified as Dr Peter Wilson's house, the building being thatched is the Police Office and Police Magistrate's house, a larger one is Mr E. J. Wakefield's house (ware Wikitoria), and two other are Mr Henry Churton's houses. The large cliff across the river is Shakespeare's Cliff.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Lithographs, related to William Mein Smith, Edward Jerningham Wakefield, Henry Churton, Dr Peter Wilson, Wanganui, Thatched roofs - New Zealand - Manawatu-Wanganui Region, Boats and boating - New Zealand - Manawatu-Wanganui Region, Police stations - New Zealand - Manawatu-Wanganui Region, Building and Dwellings - New Zealand - Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

Part of:
Wakefield, Edward Jerningham 1820-1879 :Illustrations to "Adventure in New Zealand". Lithographed from original drawings taken on the spot by Mrs Wicksteed, Miss King, Mrs Fox, Mr John Saxton, Mr Charles Heaphy, Mr S. C. Brees and Captain W. Mein Smith., Reference Number PUBL-0011 (29 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Lithograph, hand-coloured 237 x 369 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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