- 1833 - 1886
- Colenso, William, 1811-1899
Type in small blocks inside box
On loan to and on display at the National Museum (Museum of New Zealand) 1960s? to 1990, with Colenso's composing stick and three wooden printing blocks.
Exhibited in National Library of New Zealand's touring exhibition 'Nga Kupu Korero', 1990-1993.
Exhibited in 'Treasures in Trust' exhibition to celebrate 75th anniversary of the Alexander Turnbull Library in 1995.
William Colenso was New Zealand's first printer, working at Paihia at the Bay of Islands from 1835. He began work as a printer in 1833 in England and is likely to have brought this typeface with him when he came to New Zealand in 1834.
Quantity: 1 curio(s).
Physical Description: Lead alphabetic typeface in protective buckram and foam-lined box 174 x 132 x 58 mm
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- 1 curio(s), Curios, Lead alphabetic typeface in protective buckram and foam-lined box 174 x 132 x 58 mm
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