[Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845]

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Date
1840 - 1845
By
Hobson, Eliza Ann, 1811?-1876; Rendel family
Ref
E-216-f
Description

Views of the Bay of Islands, Auckland, Wellington, Bay of Plenty, Thermal area and Waikato, scenes of Maori life, portraits of Maori, poems, prepared for Mrs Eliza Hobson, widow of Captain William Hobson, New Zealand's first Governor. The text, written in English and in Maori also includes Maori proverbs, a description of Maori songs and letters from Wiremu Hoete and Te Wherowhero and a speech by Maketu Waretotara.

Other Titles - Mrs Hobson Government House, Auckland, New Zealand, March 1843. Costumes, scenery, specimens of literature etc of the North Island of New Zealand 1841 1842 1843. The Hobson album

Quantity: 1 sketchbook(s).

Physical Description: Pencil, ink, ink and wash and watercolour on embossed paper pages. Binding blind embossed leather with gold tooling

Provenance: Passed by Eliza Hobson to her daughter, Eliza, Lady Rendel. Donated by Lieut-Colonel R. M. Rendel, great-grandson of Hobson, to the New Zealand Government in 1940, at the time of New Zealand's centennial of European settlement.

Transfers: Several pages removed from album for conservation reasons, 1990. They are stored at A-275.

Additional description

In fragile condition.

Alternative form available: Fully copied in black and white and in colour.

Facsimile (q993.1 MRS 1989)

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Partly restricted - Curator required - Original may be viewed at the discretion of the Curator.
Format
1 sketchbook(s), Works of art, Sketchbooks, Pencil, ink, ink and wash and watercolour on embossed paper pages. Binding blind embossed leather with gold tooling
There are 54 items in total.
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Date: 1842 - 1843 From: [Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845] By: Shortland, Edward, 1812?-1893 Ref: E-216-f-082 Description: The second page of a 4-page grouping of Maori songs, written out in copperplate script with explanations. This page, explains war songs (puha) with one examp...
Johnson, John, 1794-1848 :[The Hobson album]. The raupo cottage of the Revd Mr Maunsell. Maraitai. Waikato. 1845
Date: 1845 From: [Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845] By: Johnson, John (Dr), 1794-1848 Ref: E-216-f-085 Description: Shows the front of a small single-storey cottage with thatched roof and a verandah supported by five pillars. The cottage has two or three front windows and ...
Ashworth, Edward, 1814-1896 :Government House, Auckland, showing the North Head of Waitemata Harb[ou]r. [1842 or 1843].
Date: 1842 - 1843 From: [Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845] By: Ashworth, Edward, 1814-1896 Ref: E-216-f-015 Description: Shows a view looking across bracken, to the back of the first Government House (built 1842, burnt 1848), with the Waitemata and North Head in the background....
Date: 1842 From: [Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845] By: Connell, B, active 1840-1843 Ref: E-216-f-087-2 Description: View from above Te Aro Flat wotj houses and other buildings on the flat landl, a few houses, a fence and trees (including a cabbage tree) in the foreground,...
Date: 1843 - 1844 From: [Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845] By: Mitford, John Guise, 1822-1854 Ref: E-216-f-033 Description: Looking east across the harbour and beaches of the North Shore towards the city showing the buildings of the town centred on Point Britomart with Mount Eden ...
Date: 1844 From: [Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845] By: Mason, William, 1810-1897 Ref: E-216-f-122 Description: An upper drawing showing the east end with three lancet windows of St Paul's Church, Auckland. A lower drawing showing the side of the same church Inscripti...
Date: 1843 From: [Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845] By: Merrett, Joseph Jenner, 1815-1854 Ref: E-216-f-129 Description: The Waipa River in the foreground, with nine Maori men crossing it with poles, a further group of six standing or seated on the left bank. Ferns or bracken i...
Date: 1843 From: [Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845] By: Merrett, Joseph Jenner, 1815-1854 Ref: E-216-f-177 Description: Pirongia Mountain in the left background and the volcanic cone of Kakepuku to the right. A line of trees in the middle distance, flax and low scrub in the fo...
Date: 1844 From: [Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845] By: Mason, William, 1810-1897 Ref: E-216-f-120 Description: The steeple, front entrance and west end of St Paul's Church, Auckland. Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - title in upper case; also 1st church at Auckla...
Date: 1842 - 1844 From: [Various artists] :[Mrs Hobson's album. 1843-1845] By: Merrett, Joseph Jenner, 1815-1854 Ref: E-216-f-009-1 Description: Head and shoulders portrait of a young Maori woman with short curly hair, moko and kaka-beak flowers in her right ear. She is wearing white clothing. The ti...