Hokitika River from an original sketch by J.D. Schmidt.

Alternative Title

Hokitika River from an original sketch by J.D. Schmidt. Hokitika, Harnett & Co. ca 1866-71.

Date Created

[ca. 1866-1871]

Date

1866-1871

Identifier

Hocken Pictorial Collections - 12,726
a10947

Subject

Description

On mount in letterpress: Hokitika River; label in letterpress: Hokitika River from an original sketch by J.D. Schmidt; on mount in ink: T.M. Hocken; label in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: These four views, dating about 1866-71, have the merit of being the earliest depicting the West Coast diggings & sea. Cobb’s Coach ran to them via the Bealey about 1871. The first calico tent at Hokitika was erected in 1864. Greymouth is shown before before the disastrous flood which swept away a large portion of the young township. Mount Cook is in the distance. T.M.H.; Dr Hocken’s collector’s chop: Hoc in Loco Deus Rupes.

Extent

210 x 303 mm

Medium

chromolithograph on paper

Temporal Coverage

Provenance

Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Source

Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Language

eng

Files

a10947.jpg

Citation

Schmidt, John Diedrich, 1839?-1925, “Hokitika River from an original sketch by J.D. Schmidt.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 21, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/4558.