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Fox, William 1812-1893 :Part of the Great Plain of the Canterbury settlement 1850 by W Fox Esq. Smoke at the site of Lyttelton. River Avon or Shakespere. Forty Miles Beach. [1850 or 1851]

Reference Number: A-195-014

Shows 2 men on left, boiling a billy over a fire, with sheep and dogs, Bridle Path in centre with three men, a horse, sheep and cattle, the Heathcote River and part of the Heathcote-Avon Estuary, Pegasus Bay, and smoke and trees at the site of the future Christchurch. Original sketch for etching by T.Allom published in "Four Illustrative Views of the Canterbury Settlement" (London, 1851. Art f919.31 / FOU). On verso: "Alphabetical list of the first purchasers of land at the Canterbury settlement" and references to correspondence between Governor Grey and Earl Grey.

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1 image, categorised under Landscapes and Ink drawings, related to Rt Hon Sir William Fox, Sir George Grey, Henry John Cridland, Christchurch City, Heathcote River, Port Hills, Heathcote, Bridle Path, Pegasus Bay, Dogs, Cattle, Horses, Camps, Fires, Sheep and Pioneer life.

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Fox, William 1812-1893 :Part of the Great Plain of the Canterbury settlement 1850 by W Fox Esq. Smoke at the site of Lyttelton. River Avon or Shakespere. Forty Miles Beach. [1850 or 1851], Reference Number A-195-014 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Ink on paper 206 x 321 mm (wedge cut from upper left corner). Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: The artist was present to welcome the first settlers in Canterbury in 1850. In 1851 he was back in England for some time before returning to New Zealand.

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