Sumner and its vicinity.

Alternative Title

[Sumner and its vicinity. Lithographed at the British Museum for Dr T.M. Hocken, ca 1903] VIII W. Holmes del. 1851.

Date Created

1851

Identifier

Hocken Pictorial Collections - 12,783
a5118

Subject

Description

Margin below image in ink: T.M. Hocken; label: Na te hakena tenei tiki; note by W. Holmes transcribed in ink by Dr Hocken: Bold promontory Pacific Ocean The bar at mouth of River Heathcote. The Heathcote River. Cave in rocks. Cottage rock. Fine Bay. Fine Sandy Beach. Hills. T.L. Compton Esq House & store. Land overgrown with flax. Cliffs composed of igneous & granite rocks, Sumner. Bones of a whale of which there are many in the neighbourhood. Sumner may at no distant future period be the watering place of our settlement. Wakefield says “Lyttelton & Christchurch will be made towns but Sumner will make itself” & I am disposed to think so too from the great beauty of the scenery around. Wm Holmes. T.M.H.

Extent

266 x 654 mm

Medium

lithograph, hand coloured on paper (pasted to card)

Temporal Coverage

Provenance

Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Source

Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Files

a5118.jpg

Citation

Holmes, William Howard 1825-1885, “Sumner and its vicinity.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed March 3, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5346.