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[Hamilton, William John Warburton, 1825-1883] :Map of part of the Middle Island, by Charles H Kettle, circa 1848 [ms reproduction of photographic copy]. Copied by Department of Survey and Land Information, 1989

Reference Number: MapColl-834atc/1849-50(1989)/Acc.21689

Wrongly attributed to Kettle, this Hamilton map attributed to Charles Kettle, of part of the South Island, from Kaikoura southwards and including Stewart Island, (not drawn to scale). Shows harbours, rivers, lakes, Maori tracks, and the southern boundary of the New Zealand Company's land purchase of the Canterbury Region, from Kaiapoi, southwards to Milford Sound and eastwards to Molineux (Molyneux) Bay. Includes descriptive notes on areas of land such as 'very extensive grass plains'. Includes some Maori placenames. Shows Otakou Settlement.Written on map: The red figures denote the number of Natives [(Maori), and showing a total of 1150 along the East Coast including Stewart Island]Written on map: Kaiapoi is the southern boundary of the Nelson Block

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1 image, categorised under Maps, related to William John Warburton Hamilton, New Zealand Company, Acheron HMS (Ship), New Zealand. Department of Survey and Land Information, Great Britain Admiralty, New Zealand Native Land Purchase Department, South Island, Ahi ka, Maori - Land - European purchases, Maori - Population, Maori - Land - New Zealand - South Island, South Island (N.Z.) - Maps and Land tenure - New Zealand - Canterbury Region.

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[Hamilton, William John Warburton, 1825-1883] :Map of part of the Middle Island, by Charles H Kettle, circa 1848 [ms reproduction of photographic copy]. Copied by Department of Survey and Land Information, 1989, Reference Number MapColl-834atc/1849-50(1989)/Acc.21689 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 map(s)Ink, part coloured, on cardboard, linen backed, scale indeterminable, 74.7 x 42.7 cm. Map

Historical Notes: Hamilton was surveyor on HMS Acheron, under Stokes, under arrangement of Royal Navy and New Zealand Company. In 1949 Stokes and Hamilton attended meeting with Maori when Mantell (of Land Purchase Department, with Alfred Wills) finalised the purchase of Canterbury land. (See Lawn, 'The pioneer land surveyors of New Zealand, 1963).

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