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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Mt Cook, Greenstone country, Middle Id. [1846]

Reference Number: A-144-013

Coastline of Arahura district, Westland, looking south with Mount Cook in the distance and a sailing ship offshore, near the mouth of the Taramakau River. Possibly the earliest view of this coastline and Mount Cook from the land.

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1 image, categorised under Landscapes and Watercolours, related to Charles Heaphy, Rt Hon Sir William Fox, Thomas Brunner, Kehu 1846, Aoraki, Taramakau River, Arahura, Ngai Tahu (Ngati Kahungunu) and Discoveries in geography.

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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Mt Cook, Greenstone country, Middle Id. [1846], Reference Number A-144-013 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Pencil and watercolour with Chinese white and scraping out on tinted paper, image 140 x 225 mm on sheet 176 x 268 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Dates from Heaphy's five-month long exploration from Nelson to the West Coast near Hokitika, in company with William Fox, Thomas Brunner and Kehu, March-August 1846. They were the first Pakeha to visit the Poutini Ngai Tahu settlements in Westland and to establish Mount Cook as New Zealand's highest mountain.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copy in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-000017)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: Chas Heaphy. Title (barely legible)

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