Grimshaw, Bagshaw & Bradshaw’s Comic Guide to Dunedin
Hocken Pamphlets Vol. 86
Dunedin: Geddes Brothers
Dr Hocken was obviously not amused with the ‘Welcome, thrice welcome’ pamphlet produced by the triumvirate of Grimshaw, Bagshaw & Bradshaw in Dunedin in 1869. In his Bibliography, he dismisses it: ‘Written when the Duke of Edinburgh visited Dunedin. Of no value beyond its reference to old places, persons, and things.’ Even Port Chalmers received their barbed humour. One option offered in getting to Dunedin was ‘By air. You may come over in a balloon provided you have one, you will find no lack of gas amongst the residents of Port…’.
Grimshaw, Bagshaw & Bradshaw, “Grimshaw, Bagshaw & Bradshaw’s Comic Guide to Dunedin,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 23, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11384.