Captain Bellairs’ house at corner of Frederick & Leith Streets.


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Captain Bellairs’ house at corner of Frederick & Leith Streets. Reproduced by T.W. Eyton from a sketch by E.H.W. Bellairs in 1854-55. n.d.

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Hocken Pictorial Collections - 12,260


Upper right (u.r.) in pencil: 13; on original mount in ink: Reproduced from a sketch painted in 1853-54 by Capt.n the Hon.ble E.H.W. Bellairs by T.W. Eyton; on original mount (in Dr Hocken’s hand: Cap. Bellair’s house at corner of Frederick & Leith Streets. v. coloured view. The house is on Sec. 29 Blk xxvy. Left hand lower corner of Frederick & Leith Streets. Afterwards dwelt in by Mr W.B.D. Mantell, then for many years by Mr John Hyde Harris. Then a boarding house with the sections cut up & in 1904 used as an orphan institution … [illeg] that removed from Bishop Nevill’s Bishopscourt Water of Leith Valley. T.M. Hocken. Line of Leith St; label: Na Te Hakena Tenei Tiki; verso printed label, inviting Mrs H to Degree ceremony, 1908, in ink: Captain Bellairs, formerly of the Queen’s Bodyguard, following a craze for pioneering, came to Otago in 1853. Selecting & naming his residence at Fern Hill, now the property of the Dunedin Club, but afterwards removing to Leith St he was appointed to a seat in the first Legislative Council for Otago & took an active interest in the local & general politics. In two or three years he retured home, commenced banking at Biarritz, and became correspondent of the Times. T.M.H.


252 x 360 mm


pen & ink on paper (pasted to card)

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Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.


Given to Dr Hocken in 1898 by the son of Capt. E.H.W. Bellairs, Edmund H.W. Bellairs of Hatfield, Herts. Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.






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