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  • Title
    [Album of drawings of Tasmanian scenes and photographs of New Zealand views, ca. 1863-1864, 1870's]
  • Call number
    PXA 167
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1863-1864, 1870's
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    Albums - 28 x 42.8 cm. - 1 album (10 pencil drawings - 11 albumen photoprints - 5 seaweed specimens)

    Daniel Manders Beere was born in Ireland in 1833. During the 1850's he worked in Toronto, Canada with his uncle, William Armstrong, and Humphrey Lloyd Hime, in the prominent engineering, surveying and photographic firm of Armstrong, Beere, and Hime. In 1863 Beere arrived in New Zealand and worked in the North Island as an engineer and surveyor. He died in Melbourne in 1909. -- Reference: The Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Online Oct. 2003
  • Scope and Content
    1. Brown's River from Mr Cartwright's Tasmania. Middle Head
    2. Lisdillon on the Derwent - Tasmania
    3. New Town from Mr McLachlan's Tasmania
    4. Derwent River near Risdon Ferry Tasmania. Flatrock
    5. New Norfolk Tasmania
    6. Coal River Richmond Tasmania
    7. Near New Norfolk, Tasmania / E.L.
    8. The Falls, New Norfolk, Tasmania
    9. Waterfall, Tolosa, Tasmania
    10. Roman Catholic Church, Richmond, Tasmania

    11-12. Kawau / Beere (nos. 6 & 7)
    13. Wakatiwai Kaukapakapa [Schooner Lotus, under construction at Wakatiwai by Charles Simcock for William Bonar, timber miller, of Kaukapakapa, 1863] / Beere (no. 11)
    14-15. Raugiriri / Beere (nos. 23 & 24)
    16. Maori Churches Rangiriri / Beere (no. 25)
    17. View from the Cemetery Auckland / Beere (no. 31)
    18. Ngaruawahia / Beere (no. 26)
    19. Mere-Mere [Meremere, on the bank of the Waikato River. The volunteer camp is visible in the distance, 1864] / Beere (no. 22)
    20. Auckland annual Regatta Jan. 29th 1864 [Queen Street Wharf, looking from Smales Point, at foot of Hobson Street, during the Auckland Anniversary Regatta. Fort Britomart is at the extreme right] / Beere (no. 34)
    26. Views of Sydney & Neighbourhood. Commercial Bank, Sydney / B.C. Boake Photo, S.T. Leigh & Co. Lith.

    21. Coogee
    22-23. Gap [The Gap, Sydney Heads?]
    24-25. Clarance
  • Source
    Bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell, 1907
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales<br>
  • General note

    The artist of the drawings is not known, although one is initialled "E.L."
    The alternate titles in square brackets for Nos. 13, 19, and 20 are taken from the TAPUHI database, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand.
    No. 26 is a loose photograph that has been added to the volume.
    At the back of the volume are ten individual strips of paper with handwritten titles for each drawing. These titles correspond with those on the album page.
    Some of the album pages are blank.
    "D.S. Mitchell" signature on front endpaper.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1055222
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Drawings are titled above image on album page.
    No. 7 is initialled at lower left, "E.L."
    Photographs have handwritten titles below image on mount and bear photographer's name and series number on image.
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