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Description
Handcoloured lithograph on paper, mounted on canvas stretcher. View of Nelson town.
Collection
Bett Loan Collection
Art Collection Number
AC821
Classification
Print/Art/Communication Artifacts/Nomenclature
Measurement Description
Sheet = 480 h x 632 w x 15 d Composition = 403 h x 524 w
Media and Materials
lithograph/Art
Media and Materials Description
Paper; Canvas
Credit Line
T. Allom, after Charles Heaphy. 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. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Collection: AC821.

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When Avon Fine Prints issued the 3 Heaphy Lithographs, this is what was on the brochure. The Whitby is shown twice, broadside and bow on. She had run aground whilst sailing into the haven. The long building in the foreground is the NZ Company's immigration barracks, and the tents on the shore are for the reception of those settlers unable to be accommodated in the barracks. The lithographer Thomas Allom introduced the figures.

- Cheryl Carnahan

Posted on 22-09-2019 20:57:33

Since posting my previous comment, I’ve realised the Kate is not, after all, a possibility. Charles Heaphy left Nelson (bound first for Wellington and then for England) on 23 November 1841, six days before the Kate’s arrival in the Haven.

- Iain Sharp

Posted on 20-09-2019 22:42:08

The two-masted vessel anchored in the Nelson Haven is the New Zealand Company’s supply ship, the Arrow, a fast brig. The larger of the two barques — the one at right firing a gun — is the Whitby. The other, with more sail on, is the Will Watch. The fourth ship, sailing into the Haven between Fifeshire Rock and the stretch of the Boulder Bank that is now Haulashore Island, is more puzzling. It looks too large to be the 11-ton schooner Eliza that called from Port Nicholson (Wellington) on 6 November 1841. Perhaps it’s the 50-ton schooner Kate that delivered a flock of 20 sheep (again from Wellington) to the Nelson settlers on 29 November.

- Iain Sharp

Posted on 19-09-2019 22:50:45