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Brusewitz, Henry Elis Leopold, b ca 1855 :Overlooking Wellington city from Brooklyn, 1899

Reference Number: 1/2-104075-F

Overlooking Wellington city, north eastwards, from Brooklyn. The dots on the northern slopes of Mt Victoria are the newly planted Victoria Park. Photograph taken on 24 October 1899 by Henry E L Brusewitz.

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1 image, related to Henry Elis Leopold Brusewitz, Victoria Park (Wellington) and Mount Victoria.

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Brusewitz, Henry Elis Leopold, b ca 1855 :Overlooking Wellington city from Brooklyn, Reference Number 1/2-104075-F (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Single negative

Historical Notes: Victoria Park was to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee. Council decided on the plan in 1897. Planting went ahead in 1898 & 1899. The plantations struggled on in the face of norwesters and summer droughts, visibly diminishing, until only a remnant survived by 1914. Vestiges of the park were visible into the 1920s. (Information from back of file print)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service41. Wellington. 1899(PFP-004049)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: 607 Wellington from Brooklyn. Protected. 24/10/99

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