[Smith, William Mein] 1799-1869 :The town of Petre on the Wanganui River in September 1841. Day & Haghe. [London, Smith, Elder 1845]

[Smith, William Mein] 1799-1869 :The town of Petre on the Wanganui River in September 1841. Day & Haghe. [London, Smith, Elder 1845]
Date
1841
By
Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869
Ref
PUBL-0011-05
Description

A general and close-up view of the new settlement of Petre or Wanganui (also known as Whanganui) just after its establishment. The thatched roofing of a house is being completed by two men in the foreground and men are hauling timber for other buildings along the foreshore and from a small boat at the river's edge. Fences divide off other houses and the nearest house on the far left, middle distance is identified as Dr Peter Wilson's house, the building being thatched is the Police Office and Police Magistrate's house, a larger one is Mr E. J. Wakefield's house (ware Wikitoria), and two other are Mr Henry Churton's houses. The large cliff across the river is Shakespeare's Cliff.

The accompanying text reads: This is four miles from the mouth of the river, on the north shore of Cook's Strait, 110 miles from Wellington. The snowy mountain to the extreme left is Tonga Riro [Tongariro], seventy miles distant.

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Physical Description: Lithograph, hand-coloured 237 x 369 mm

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