Aerial view of Somes Island
Reference Number: 1/2-023133-F
An aerial view of Somes Island showing buildings and some trees.
Owen :Photographs of Somes Island and the ship "Parmir", Reference Number PAColl-5144 (2 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Single negative
Historical Notes: Somes Island is an island in the Wellington Harbour (Port Nicholson), Wellington, 3km south from the Petone foreshore and 3km west of Lowry Bay. It has a lighthouse and maximum security animal quarantine station. It was named in 1840 by the crew of the NZ Company's ship Tory, after the deputy-governor of the NZ Company, Joseph Somes, who was also founder of the shipbuilding firm which had built the Tory. The Island has now been re-named after Kupe's daughter Matiu and is known as Matiu/Somes Island.
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service41. Somes Island(PFP-000980)
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