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Metrosideros robusta (Rata) Metrosideros robusta (Rata)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of parts of a tree with flowers. Two brown branching stems are depicted with alternate and opposite leaves. The dark green leaf blades are spear-shaped with pinnate venation. The flowers are at the terminal ends of the stalks. The flowers have a multitude of long red stamens with brown tips, with a green inferior ovary. Some flowers are depicted as green and red buds.

The print is titled "Metrosideros robusta (Rata)" and "A tall and beautiful forest tree abundant in the North and Middle Islands. Flowers scarlet. There are several species of Rata."
Solanum aviculare (Poroporo) Solanum aviculare (Poroporo)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a Poroporo shrub with fruit. A brown stem is depicted with alternate leaves on petioles. The dark green leaf blades are lance-shaped and lobed with pinnate venation. Green oval berries hang in a many branching cluster on green stalks with green pointed sepals.

The print is titled "Solanum aviculare. (Poroporo)" and "A shurb very common in the North Island, quickly springing up wherever the forest has been cleared. Leaves vary from 4-10 inches long. Berry yellow, edible."
Clianthus puniceus (Kowhaingutu - Kaka) Clianthus puniceus (Kowhaingutu - Kaka)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers. One branching green stalk is depicted with compound leaves. The leaflets are small and elliptical, in an odd pinnate formation. There are small clusters of solitary hanging flowers on long pedicels. The flowers are bilateral with long, curved, pointed petals, similar in shape to a parrot’s beak. The petals are predominantly white-brown with pink tinges.

The print is titled "Clianthus puniceus (Kowhaingutu - kaka)" and "A shurb with scarlet flowers; now generally cultivated in gardens. A genus of most beautiful plants consisting of an Australian (Sturt's Pea) and a New Zealand species".
Ourisa macrophylla (Mountain Primula) Ourisa macrophylla (Mountain Primula)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of parts of a plant with flowers. Two green branching stems are depicted with alternate leaves on long green petioles. The large oval leaf blades are green on top and grey underneath with pinnate venation. Clusters of flowers are at the terminal ends of the stems on long green stalks. The flowers have five round white petals with green centres on green pedicels. Some flowers are depicted as oval buds.

The print is titled "Ourisa macrophylla (Mountain Primula)" and "A lovely species from Mount Egmont range. It flowers in January. The flowers are pure white. Ruahine Range and Upper Wairua".
Asplenium flaccidum (Nga makawe a raukatauri) Asplenium flaccidum (Nga makawe a raukatauri)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of a fern. Several fronds are depicted at the top of the composition, descending from a branch. The green-brown fronds have a smooth, leathery appearance, with small pointed alternate leaflets on a thick green axis.

The print is titled "Asplenium flaccidum" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "NGA MAKAWE A RAUKATAURI" and "Grows on the branches of trees throughout New Zealand. One of the most variable ferns known".
Rhipogonum scandens (supplejack) Kareao or Pirita Rhipogonum scandens (supplejack) Kareao or Pirita
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a plant with fruit. Two branching brown stems are depicted. The green acuminate-shaped leaves have parallel venation. The red and green round berries have pointed bottoms, in many branched clusters.

The print is titled "Rhipogonum scandens. (Supple-jack)" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "KAREAO or PIRITA" and "Tall climbing plant with long and slender stems forming interwoven wiry masses in the forest very difficult to penetrate. Flowers very small greenish while berries bright scarlet variable in size. Abundant throughout New Zealand. The long underground root stocks have been used as Sarsaparilla and the stems for basket work and hurdles."
Senecio hectori Senecio hectori
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers. A white leaf stem and green flower stem are depicted. The leaf blades are large and oval-shaped with serrated margins, green on top and white underneath, with pinnate venation. The cluster of flowers has long white free pointed petals radiating out from a yellow centre with green pointed sepals.

The print is titled "Senecio Hectori." and "A remarkably handsome shrub six to twelve feet high. Found by Sir James Hector on the Buller River, Nelson Province 1872. Flowers abundantly in January. Flowers white with yellow centres. It is the most beautiful of its species."
Roman Catholic Church, Nelson Roman Catholic Church, Nelson
Ink and pencil sketch, on paper backing. Large house at right, with church behind at left, and fencing in foreground.
Motueka Valley and Mt Arthur Motueka Valley and Mt Arthur
Ink and pencil sketch, on paper backing. Hill scene with valley in foreground.
Northwood Northwood
Drawing on front of a 'Canada' postcard. Depicts a two storey house.
[Three rosy cheeked children outside] [Three rosy cheeked children outside]
Unmounted drawing on paper, graphite with pink colour highlights. Portrait of three boys seated outdoors.
[A beggar family] [A beggar family]
Pencil drawing on rectangular sheet of paper, with border margins. The drawing depicts a full length environmental group portrait of beggars outside a window. In the foreground stand the beggars, a man and two children. They stand with their arms raised above their heads, with heads tilted upwards. The man wears a rucksack and has a crutch under his arm. There is an upside-down hat on the ground near his feet. In the middleground is a stone house with a small window. There is a woman seated at the window. Her head is tilted downwards, in the direction of the beggars. In the background are trees.
Sketch of A. Fell's house Sketch of A. Fell's house
Unmounted drawing on paper, pencil drawing, Fell's house at right, set in gardens.
The town and part of the harbour of Nelson in 1842, about a year after its first foundation The town and part of the harbour of Nelson in 1842, about a year after its first foundation
Sepia and black print on card backing, in three sections, joined at sides. Possibly discoloured. View from Shelbourne Street with named buildings. Women washing at foreground left and makeshift accomodation at centre.
View of Nelson Haven in Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand including part of a site of the intended town of Nelson View of Nelson Haven in Tasman's Gulf, New Zealand including part of a site of the intended town of Nelson
Handcoloured lithograph on paper, mounted on canvas stretcher. View of Nelson town.
Henry Seymour esq., M.L.C. Henry Seymour esq., M.L.C.
Lithograph in black and white on a rectangular sheet of cream paper, with border margins along top and sides, and wider border margin at the bottom. The print depicts a three quarter length portrait of a seated Henry Seymour esq M.L.C. (Member of the Legislative Council). His gaze does not meet the viewer. He sits sideways in a chair, one arm on the back of the chair and one hand on his lap. He sits with his legs crossed at the knee. He wears a jacket, waistcoat, shirt with a high collar and necktie, and pants.

The print is signed, titled and dedicated "J.S. Stott direx", "Day & Son lithographers to the Queen", "Henry Seymour esq M.L.C.", "Nelson, New Zealand." and "Yours very faithfully H. Seymour".
[Portrait of Walter Scott, 1771-1832] [Portrait of Walter Scott, 1771-1832]
Lithograph printed in black ink on rectangular sheet of cream paper, with border margins along top and sides, and wider border margin at the bottom. The print depicts a three quarter length picture of a seated Walter Scott (1771-1832) and dog. He sits with both hands on a cane propped up between his legs. He has short hair. He wears a jacket, waistcoat, shirt and necktie, and pants. The dog has a collar around its neck and sits by Scott’s leg. In the background hills, sky, and a tree are depicted.

The print is titled "SIR [illegible] BAR.T", signed “Painted by J.W. Gordon" and "Engraved by W. Holl”.
Edward Gibbon Wakefield Edward Gibbon Wakefield
Engraving printed in black on a rectangular sheet of cream paper with backing. The print depicts a head and shoulders portrait of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796 – 1862). His gaze does not meet the viewer. He has short hair and long sideburns. He wears a double breasted jacket and a high necked collar and necktie that covers his neck up to the chin.

Edward Gibbon Wakefield was a British politician and the driving force behind much of the early colonization of South Australia and New Zealand.

The print is signed, dated and titled "Proof Engraved by B. Holl from a drawing by A. Wivell 1823 in the pofsefsion [sic] of d'an Wakefield esq. London. Published Nov 1st 1826 by M. Colnaghi, 23 Cockspur St".
Nelson College Nelson College
B&W print, unmounted, one of two on one sheet. Nelson College building on the hill.
"NELSON COLLEGE"
Nelson College, principal's residence at left Nelson College, principal's residence at left
B&W print, unmounted, one of two on one sheet. Nelson College buildings and surrounding area.
"A DOMETT..." and "NELSON COLLEGE PRINCIPAL'S RESIDENCE ON THE LEFT."
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