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Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 :View of Nelson Haven in Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand, including a part of the site of the intended town of Nelson 1841. Drawn in November 1841 by C. Heaphy, Draftsman to the New Zealand Company.

Reference Number: C-025-015

View from the first ridge above the beach showing a prefabricated barracks to the left and the tents erected to house the first settlers to Nelson, a well, a flag, and several carts. The view looks from the land towards the Boulder Bank and Haulashore Island, and the Arrow or Fifeshire rock across Tasman Bay to the distant snow-capped Moutere Hills and Tasman Range. The first three immigrant ships, The Will Watch, the Whitby and the Arrow are shown in the harbour with flags flying. There are clumps of trees at the water's edge, but the land is otherwise cleared except for flax and bracken.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Charles Heaphy, Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, Arrow (Ship), Treasures in Trust (Exhibition), New Zealand Company, Whitby (Ship), Will Watch (Ship), Arrow Rock, Haulashore Island, Nelson City, Arthur Range, Carriages and carts - New Zealand - Nelson Region, Wells, Emigration and immigration, Clearing of land - New Zealand - Nelson Region, Flags and Tents.

Part of:
Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 :View of Nelson Haven in Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand, including a part of the site of the intended town of Nelson 1841. Drawn in November 1841 by C. Heaphy, Draftsman to the New Zealand Company., Reference Number C-025-015 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 386 x 492 mm on sheet 465 x 587 mm. Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001503)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - Signature and title

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