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[Hutchison, William] 1820-1905 :Reclaimed land. No. 56. A Government promise full-filled. The Government said to the owners, 'You see, Our pledge re the roads carried out to a T." ...[Wellington, 1882]

Reference Number: A-095-054

Cartoon showing George Fisher wading through the water off Thorndon Quay, and, in a boat, another man, possibly a self-portrait of ex-Mayor William Hutchison. Several ducks are also paddling in the water. The reference in the associated doggerel is to the Government's failure to proceed on time with the Thorndon Reclamation, and to build a wharf close to Thorndon Quay. In the background are the Government Departmental Buildings, St Paul's Pro-Cathedral and Thorndon Railway Station with a steam train.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Caricatures and Lithographs, related to William Hutchison, George Fisher, Wellington Railway Station, St Paul's Pro-Cathedral Church (Wellington), Government Buildings (Wellington), Daily advertiser and Wellington register (Newspaper), Thorndon, Moon, Reclamation of land - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Cathedrals - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Wharves - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Doggerel, Roads - Design and construction, Boats and boating, Ducks and Railways - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

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[Hutchison, William] 1820-1905 :Reclaimed land. No. 56. A Government promise full-filled. The Government said to the owners, 'You see, Our pledge re the roads carried out to a T." ...[Wellington, 1882], Reference Number A-095-054 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Lithograph, 222 x 276 mm. Single art work

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Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: Humorous poem

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