Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869

Mein Smith, William, 1799-1869

Artist, surveyor, runholder. Born Cape Town, and served in England, Canada and Gibraltar. Appointed Surveyor-General to the New Zealand Company in 1839, arriving in Wellington in January 1840 aboard the ship 'Cuba'. His family followed on the 'Adelaide'. Laid out the first settlement at Petone and the site of Wellington. Took part in political life after settling down in the Wairarapa. See DNZB (1990, Vol 1, 1769-1869, p399-400)

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Date: 1984 By: Lawrence, Warwick Ritchie Crawford, 1915-2009 Ref: MS-Papers-2464 Description: Paper written for Brigadier H N Crawford of Naughton, Fife with annotations Accompanying material - Biographical notes including information on William Mein...
Date: 1841 - 1967 By: Avon Fine Prints; Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: B-076-008-b Description: Shows a view of settlers' houses, the river and the opposite bank. Shows men in the foreground adding thatch to the roof of a house. Accompanied by a flier...
Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 : Report of a journey in the Wairarapa, addressed to Donald McLean
Date: 10 Nov 1853 By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: MS-Papers-3440 Description: "Report of a journey from the upper part of the Wairarapa Valley, through the valley of the Kopuaranga, to the river Mangatainoka, and back through a part of...
Date: 1845 By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: A-015-017 Description: An interior view of the Pa, looking out towards Wellington Harbour. Includes houses (whare) and storehouses (pataka) as well as seated groups of people Anot...
Date: 1852 - 1842 - 1856 From: Pearse, John 1808-1882 :[Album. 1851-1856] By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: E-455-f-042-2 Description: Scene inside Pipitea Pa. with several whare and a storehouse on poles. People standing and seated in the pa. Pearse has commented below the image :"The Maori...
Smith, William Mein 1799-1869 :Courtyard in Pipitea Pa at Wellington. Drawn in 1842 by Captain William Mein Smith, R. A. Day & Haghe. London, Smith, Elder [1845]
Date: 1842 From: Wakefield, Edward Jerningham 1820-1879 :Illustrations to "Adventure in New Zealand". Lithographed from original drawings taken on the spot by Mrs Wicksteed, Miss King, Mrs Fox, Mr John Saxton, Mr Charles Heaphy, Mr S. C. Brees and Captain W. Mein Smith. London, Smith Elder & Co, 1845. By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: PUBL-0011-04-1 Description: Clearing in the centre of the pa, with groups sitting, standing and one man beating something on a stone, a woman cooking inside a whare and several dwelling...
Date: 1963 From: Keyes, Ian Warwick, 1938-2004: Maps from papers relating to George Leslie Adkin By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: MapColl-f832.47a 1960-64/Acc.50045 Description: Shows tracks traced from Judge Chapman's map by W Mein Smith, Surveyor General 1841. Quantity: 1 map(s). Physical Description: Pen and pencil on tracing pa...
Date: 1843 - 1845 By: Brees, Samuel Charles, 1810?-1865; Melville, Henry, 1792-1870 Ref: A-465-010 Description: shows the back of Francis Molesworth's house and stables in the Hutt Valley, with forest behind. The house shows its distinctive tree trunks supporting the v...
Date: [ca 1970] By: Smith, Russell Wordsworth, 1913-1983 Ref: MS-Papers-4445 Description: Photocopy of a narrative of the life and times of William Mein Smith. Gives details of William Mein Smith's early years but mainly describes his trip to New ...
Date: 1833-1841 (transcribed 1920) By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: qMS-1840-1844 Description: Vols 1 & 2 describes life as 1st lieutenant in Royal Artillery at Gibraltar. Vol 3 covers voyage from London to New Zealand on the Cuba, 1839, after appointm...
Date: 1853-1919 From: Levin & Company Ltd : Records Ref: MS-Papers-1347-3/2/105 Description: William Mein Smith (Title deeds to land at Ohariu, 1853, and lease from Levin to Smith & Revans, 1862); John Smyth, Kumeroa, 1893; South Taranaki Shipping Co...
By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: PA6-365 Description: Drawings and Prints Section has the tinted lithograph (Plate 4 in Wakefield, E J, Illustrations to Adventures in New Zealand... London, Smith Elder, 1845) an...
Date: 1842 By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869; Day & Haghe (Firm); Weekly press (Newspaper); Demsey, K (Miss), active 1964 Ref: C-060-013-a Description: Main features of the print named Reproduction of Rack 172 Same as C-060-013 which was presented by Miss J Weldon, 17.1.1969 Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s). ...
Date: 1842 By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869; Day & Haghe (Firm); Weekly press (Newspaper); Weldon, J (Miss), active 1969 Ref: C-060-013 Description: Main features of the print named Reproduction of Rack 172 Same as C-060-013-a which was presented by Miss K Demsey, 3.2.1964 Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s)....
Date: 1842 From: Smith, William Mein 1799-1869 :The harbour of Port Nicholson and the town of Wellington (sketched in the middle of the year 1842). Plate IV. By: Day & Haghe (Firm); Smith, Elder & Company; Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: B-110-056 Description: Left one-third of full panorama from Thorndon to Te Aro. Main features named. Shows houses along foreshore of Lambton Quay and Thorndon. Shows Tinakore [sic]...
Smith, William Mein 1799-1869 :The harbour of Port Nicholson and the town of Wellington (sketched in the middle of the year 1842). [left-hand portion].
Date: 1842 From: Wakefield, Edward Jerningham 1820-1879 :Illustrations to "Adventure in New Zealand". Lithographed from original drawings taken on the spot by Mrs Wicksteed, Miss King, Mrs Fox, Mr John Saxton, Mr Charles Heaphy, Mr S. C. Brees and Captain W. Mein Smith. London, Smith Elder & Co, 1845. By: Day & Haghe (Firm); Smith, Elder & Company; Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: PUBL-0011-16-1 Description: Left one-third of full panorama from Thorndon to Te Aro. Main features named. Shows houses along foreshore of Lambton Quay and Thorndon. Shows Tinakore [sic]...
Date: 1840 By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: MapColl-832.4799gbbd/1840/Acc.53395 Description: Plan annotated by Henry Samuel Chapman (1803-1881) an Australian and New Zealand judge, colonial secretary, attorney-general, journalist and politician. Some...
Smith, William Mein 1799-1869 :Wahi tapu or burial place. Drawn by Captain W. Mein Smith R. A. Day & Haghe. London, Smith, Elder [1845]
Date: 1840 - 1844 From: Wakefield, Edward Jerningham 1820-1879 :Illustrations to "Adventure in New Zealand". Lithographed from original drawings taken on the spot by Mrs Wicksteed, Miss King, Mrs Fox, Mr John Saxton, Mr Charles Heaphy, Mr S. C. Brees and Captain W. Mein Smith. London, Smith Elder & Co, 1845. By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: PUBL-0011-10 Description: A fenced enclosure with a tall structure of slender logs, surmounted by a white cloth, set in bush. Likely to be in either Wellington or the Wairarapa. The...
Date: 1963 From: Keyes, Ian Warwick, 1938-2004: Maps from papers relating to George Leslie Adkin By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 Ref: MapColl-f832.47a 1960-64/Acc.50050 Description: Shows tracks traced from Judge Chapman's map by W Mein Smith, Surveyor General 1841. Quantity: 1 map(s). Physical Description: Pen and pencil on tracing pa...
Date: 1841 By: Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869; Davies, B R, active 1841 Ref: MapColl-832.47bj/1841/Acc.53394 Description: Plan includes names of land plot owners in Lower Hutt and land plots between present-day Johnsonville and Tawa. Native reserve land adjacent to Wade's Town i...