Reclamation of Mussel Bay, between Port Chalmers and Sawyers Bay, 17th September 1873.
Reclamation at Mussel Bay, between Port Chalmers and Sawyers Bay, 17 September 1873. Photographed by an unidentified photographer. This image is a closeup of the scene in neg. 1/2-003212. The mayor, Hugh McDermid, wheels the first barrow to begin reclamation at Mussel Bay for the proposed railway workshops. Dunedin opposition, however, won the workshops for Hillside, and the site became the 'old' recreation ground. See "Port Chalmers and its people" by Ian Church.
Inscriptions: Photographer's title on negative - bottom centre - Old Port Chalmers. No 24.
Physical Description: Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 4.75 inches
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: Photographs, Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 4.75 inches, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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