Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller | OUR Heritage

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New Plymouth in 1849.


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Hocken Pictorial Collections - 13,378



Verso in pencil: New Plymouth 1849. 3 44 [(a)] 3 [(b), framing instructions (d)]; labels in ink in Dr Hocken's hand: New Plymouth in 1849. Sir Wm Fox. Marsland Hill, on top of which were the ruins of a strong Maori Pah called Pukaka. In 1855 in consequence of the Puketapu feud, the hill was levelled and barracks built of galvanised iron brought from Melbourne. This building was afterwards used, first as an immigration depot, then by the armed constabulary and by families of unemployed sent from Wellington, then, in 1885, by refugees from the Stratford fires. Finally it was dismantled and part of it used in building the North Egmont Mountain House. Marsland Hill is now a public park vested in the Borough Council. St Maryís Church. Courtenay St with N.Z. Co's Office afterwards Law and Survey Office.; on flypage of sketchbook in ink: Thomas Morland Hocken from Sir William Fox. Sir William Fox who well knew the interest I took in old New Zealand & was a frequent visitor at my house, promised to bequeath me these sketches which he commenced to take from the time of his arrival in New Zealand in 1842.

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4 sheets of paper, each: 174 x 255 mm; assembled to form: 174 x 1020 mm



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Sketchbook bequeathed to Dr T.M. Hocken by Sir William Fox in 1893; Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

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Fox sketchbook


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Fox, William, 1812-1893, “New Plymouth in 1849.,” | OUR Heritage, accessed July 6, 2022,

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