Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 :Port Nicholson from the hills above Pitone in 1840. Drawn by Chas. Heaphy Esqre. London, Smith Elder & Co. [Presentation copy from Edward Jerningham Wakefield]
Shows the huts of the first settlers at Petone, and the first four ships to bring settlers to Wellington, anchored between Somes Island and Petone Beach. A view from the western hills looking out towards the harbour entrance. Identifies Hutt River, Somes Island, Evans Bay and Wellington
The original drawing on which this lithograph is based is at A-146-001
The ships shown are probably the first four immigrant ships to arrive in Wellington, the Aurora, the Oriental, the Duke of Roxburgh and the Bengal Merchant. The ships arrived between 22 January and 28 February 1840
Other Titles - Petone
Extended Title - Published in 'Illustrations to Adventure in New Zealand' by Edward Jerningham Wakefield (London, 1845)
Inscriptions: Mat recto - beneath image - Presented to the Hutt Mechanics' Institute, with E. Jerningham Wakefield's best wishes for the success of the Institution [on separate card, in E J Wakefield's hand, in ink]
Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s).
Physical Description: Tinted lithograph, 240 x 405 mm on sheet 355 x 510 mm
Provenance: Originally a donation from E J Wakefield to Hutt Mechanics Institute, a predecessor to Lower Hutt Public Library
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 b&w art print(s), Works of art, Lithographs, Tinted lithograph, 240 x 405 mm on sheet 355 x 510 mm, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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