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[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :Wesleyan Chapel & Mission House, Wellington. [1845] Engraved by Henry Melville. Drawn by S C Brees. [London, 1847]

Reference Number: A-109-022

Shows Manners Street looking towards the path up the hill that later became Boulcott Street, with the brick chapel and Rev. Samuel Ironside's mission house on the left and Mr Brewer's house on the right of the street. Bethune and Hunter's cattle yards are on the extreme right, with a trench and mound shown, built after the Wairau Affray of 1843 in case of attack on Wellington. The Theatre is is the distance and the Bank Hotel to the right in the background (Information from Ward, L. "Early Wellington", p.263, and from Brees, S C. "Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand" 1847)

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1 image, categorised under Landscapes, Watercolours and Cityscapes, related to William Vitruvius Brewer, Samuel Ironside, Bethune and Hunter Ltd, Boulcott Street, Manners Street, Methodist church buildings - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Stockyards - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Missions - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Theatres - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Earthquakes, Horses, Hotels - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Wairau Affray, Horsemanship, Bullock teams, Dwellings - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Carriages and carts - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Fences - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand. Plate 13. Pipitea Point, Wellington, 38; View looking down Hawkestone Street, Wellington with Mr Brees Cottage, 39; Wesleyan Chapel & Mission House, Wellington, 40. Engraved by H, Reference Number A-109-020/022 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Engraving, hand-coloured 87 x 132 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: In his text to "Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand" Brees notes, in addition to the information recorded above: "The Wesleyan chapel at Te Aro ... [is] 39 feet wide and 48 feet long. Mr Robert Stokes finished the design of the building ... the walls are formed of brickwork 18 inches thick. The chapel was opened for service in December 1844, under the ministry of the Rev S Ironside."

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