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[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :Fort Richmond & the Hutt Bridge. [1845] Engraved by Henry Melville; drawn by S C Brees [1847]

Reference Number: A-109-030

River in foreground with Maori canoe, bridge and fort in middle ground, hills in the distance

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Landscapes and Engravings, related to Henry Melville, Captain Compton, Samuel Charles Brees, Great Britain. Army. 58th Regiment of Foot (Rutlandshire), Fort Richmond, Lower Hutt City, Hutt River, Fortification - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Waka and Bridges - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand. Plate 11. Kari-Kari on the River Manawatu, 32 ; Fort Richmond & the Hutt Bridge, 33 ; View looking up Hawkestone Street Wellington 34. Engraved by Henry Melville drawn by S C Br, Reference Number A-109-029/031 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Engraving. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Brees, in his "Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand" notes: The Hutt Bridge was opened in the month of April 1844 ... The view is taken looking down the stream, and shows Fort Richmond, which was constructed under the direction of captain Compton, an enterprising settler of the Hutt ...[here follows considerable detail about the construction, dimensions and price of the fort] ... The excitement which was felt at the Hutt when a party of the 58th regiment took up their quarters in the fortress on the morning of 24 April 1845, will not soon be forgotten ... the settlers had just completed it on the evening of the previous day when an attack was expected from the natives... As Brees left New Zealand in 1845, his drawings for this engraving must have been completed in 1845

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