Mathew, Felton, 1808-1847 :[Hobson album]. Government House, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand 6 April 1840.
- Mathew, Felton, 1801-1847
- View from the water in the Bay of Islands, looking towards Okiato, the first site for the capital of New Zealand in 1840, five miles up the harbour from Kororareka. The fist Government House is shown on top of the hill, with other buildings and a jetty at the water's edge. The house was an eight-roomed cottage, and the lower buildings were James Clendon's store and trading post (the largest building), an office and boatbuilder's shop. The house was occupied by Governor Hobson and family only during part of 1840 and the site of the capital was then moved to Auckland. Okiato was renamed Russell in 1840, then later reverted to its original name. It is some eight kilometres up-harbour from modern Russell, the latter known in 1840 as Kororareka. The house was purchased from James Reddy Clendon. After the Hobsons moved to Auckland it was occupied by the local police magistrate until it was burned down in 1842. Other Titles - Okiato Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right - Felton Mathew, 6 Ap.l 1840 Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil on cream wove paper, 241 x 358 mm
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- 1 drawing(s), Works of art, Pencil works, Pencil on cream wove paper, 241 x 358 mm
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