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[Artist unknown] :Town and harbour of Apia on the Island of Upolu, Navigator Group, South Pacific [ca 1867]

Reference Number: C-036-005

Extensive view of the waterfront at Apia, viewed from the sea, with canoes, including a large one in the right foreground with a sail, European ships. European-style dwellings along the foreshore with coconut palms. The American flag is flying beside one house. The major buildings have been identified as, from the far left, Ruge's [?] establishment, Protestant Mission House, British and American Consul, Native Chapel and burial ground, Resident British Consuls, R[oman] C[atholic] Chapel, Deans [?] Est[a]b[lishment], Goddefroy and Son Hamburg, Mulingu ... seat of Native Government, now held by Germany. As Godefroy and Son were established in Samoa in 1865, this suggests that the print was produced around or slightly after this date. The wave effects in the foreground mark the edge of the reef from which Apia is viewed.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Lithographs, related to Va'aomanu (Exhibition), Apia, Canoes and canoeing - Samoa, Dwellings - Samoa and Catholic church buildings - Samoa.

Part of:
[Artist unknown] :Town and harbour of Apia on the Island of Upolu, Navigator Group, South Pacific [ca 1867], Reference Number C-036-005 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Lithograph, hand-coloured 367 x 567 mm. Single art work

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