Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927

Anglican minister and amateur artist, botanist and natural historian. Resident in New Zealand 1880-1887 as a minister at Ashburton and Southbridge. Was in Sri Lanka as a young man. Was in Italy in 1870 and worked as an architect in London before coming to New Zealand, articled to the architects Banks and Barry. He was born in London and attended Kings College School, reading for holy orders in 1877. His daughter, Mrs M. S. G. Macleod of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, donated a group of his New Zealand drawings to the Alexander Turnbull Library in 1977. There are also watercolours by him in Canterbury Museum

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Date: 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-027 Description: The remains of a wooden sailing ship aground. It has no masts and the hull appears damaged. The island behind it is likely to be Rangitoto Drunken Bay was a...
Date: 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-023 Description: A view into a grove of tree ferns, with several other plants. Most appear to be mamakus. Compare A-254-022 for a very similar view Inscriptions: On separate...
Date: 1886 - 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-021 Description: A mature kauri at the waterfront. It has an unusually short and wide trunk. Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Watercolour, 355 x 178 mm Pr...
Date: 1886 - 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-026 Description: A view across a bay, probably part of the Waitemata Harbour, with mangroves growing, a large cabbage tree and flax in the foreground, and a jetty and yacht a...
Date: 1881 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-006 Description: View towards hills across paddocks, with a young pine tree near a fence in the foreground. A view from the boundary fence of William Blythe Other Titles - B...
Date: 1881 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-008 Description: View towards hills across paddocks, with a large two-storied house and outbuildings among trees to the left, three other houses and a small church Quantity:...
Date: 1882 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-007 Description: The flowers of a garden border in the foreground, looking across a paddock towards a barn and small separate chicken house beyond fences, with trees and low ...
Date: 1886 - 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-020 Description: A view from a high point looking down over the Waitemata Harbour with the Three Kings Islands in the distance Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Descript...
Date: 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-016 Description: A mature multi-branched cabbage tree with younger cabbage trees around it, a man with a gun standing at its base and low scrub with a low hill behind Quanti...
Date: 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-013 Description: View from a high point looking along high cliffs at the shore of Auckland Harbour towards hills. A cabbage tree and a flax in the foreground among low scrub ...
Date: 1886 - 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-012 Description: A nanny goat seated on a lawn, seen from above and behind. Three juvenile cabbage trees are growing to the right, and base of the trunk of a tree, possibly a...
Date: 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-014 Description: A young Norfolk pine growing in a lawn, flanked by part of the trunk and a few branches of one of the native pines with dense low trees in the background. A ...
Date: 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-015 Description: View across the Waitemata Harbour to the nearby cliffs of Greenhithe (North Shore, Auckland),with avbout a dozen Norfolk pines growing along the cliff-tops, ...
Date: 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-030 Description: A view from a garden, looking out towards water, with a hut with lean-to, verandah and shingled roof, a garden and trees in the foreground Quantity: 1 water...
Date: 1884 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-009 Description: A small wooden chapel with a belfry and lancet windows in Gothic Revival style, a grave and a garden outside, with a cabbage tree and bush beyond Quantity: ...
Date: 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-042 Description: Coastal view looking towards rocks with trees on top Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Watercolour, 175 x 250 mm Provenance: Donation; Mrs...
Date: 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-040 Description: A view along the coastline showing distinctive rock formations and trees at the water's edge Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Watercolour,...
Date: 1881 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-003 Description: A tree fern growing in bush, near the trunk of a large tree. A woman is sleeping amongst grass and ferns below the tree fern Other Titles - Maungatapu Qua...
Date: 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-049 Description: A view from on board ship looking towards the land, Western Australia Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Watercolour, 175 x 345 mm Provenan...
Date: 1887 From: Hands, Alfred Watson, 1849-1927 :[Scenes in New Zealand] 1865, 1881, 1887 By: Hands, Alfred Watson (Rev), 1849-1927 Ref: A-254-048 Description: A large gum tree in a paddock, with a fence, low trees and hills in the background Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Watercolour, 355 x 180...