Thomas and Jane Mason of Mason's Gardens, Taita, Lower Hutt
- [ca 186-]
Cartes de visite are by J Botterill, "Portrait painter and photographer", 19 Collins Street East, Melbourne, Australia.
The Masons were Quakers who arrived at Wellington on the New Zealand Company vessel "Olympus" in Apr 1841. They established a horticultural business, known as Mason's Gardens, at Taita. The Masons left for Hobart in 1845, as a result of tension with local Maori in the Wellington area but returned to Lower Hutt in 1851. Thomas Mason became very well known as a nurseyman and horticulturalist and supplied much of Wellington's fruit and vegetables.
Quantity: 2 b&w original photographic print(s).
Physical Description: Cartes de visite
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- 2 b&w original photographic print(s), Cartes de visite, Photographs
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