J. Lort Stokes.
Hocken Pictorial Collections - 12,850
Margin below image in ink: T.M. Hocken; label: Na Te Hakena Tenei Tiki; label in ink in Dr Hocken's hand: Captain (Admiral) John Lort Stokes, R.N. was born st Scotchwell House, Pembrokeshire, in 1806 (?). Entered the Navy as a volunteer in 1824 on the H.M.S. Prince Regent, Cap Moorsom, & in 1825 as a Midshipman on the surveying sloop, Beagle, Cap Fitzroy, in which he remained for the unusually long period of 18 years, succeeding in 1841 to the command & completing in 1843 the Discoveries in Australia, 2 vols, published in 1846. Appointed to the H.M.S. Acheron in 1847, from Nov 1848 to March 1851 exploring & surveying the New Zealand coast & harbours of the South & Stewart's Islands, Cook's Straits, the North Island from Doubtless Bay to the Mercury Islands, Cape Kidnappers to Cape Palliser & thence to New Plymouth & a running survey of the wild west coast. In 1849 he penetrated considerably into the interior & named Mount Cook. T.M.H.
Vintner, J. A. (Lithographer)
Brooks, Vincent, 1815?-1885 (Lithographer)
Day & Son. (Lithographer)
273 x 230 mm; on india paper on paper:
“In between these groups are placed… portraits of Hooker, Stokes, Selwyn, Wohler, [sic] Sir Wm Martin, Sir George Grey, the first surveyor,...” (“The Hocken Collection.” [?Otago Daily Times,] ? March 1910).
Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.
Pearce, Stephen, 1819-1904, “J. Lort Stokes.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 26, 2019, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5771.
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