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Burton Brothers 1868-1898 : Overlooking ships berthed at Queens Wharf, Wellington. Reference Number: PA7-34-20
Described by the Dominion Museum as “Steam almost displaces sail. Note the paddle ferry in the foreground.”
“Overlooking ships berthed at Queens Wharf, Wellington. Shows the paddle steamer Lyttelton in the middle foreground. Also shows the Stormbird, Wakatipu, and the Wairarapa, with portions of the Napier, Hina, Murray, Arawa, Talune and Tongariro also visible. Photograph taken by the Burton Brothers between 1880 and 1885.”
The tiny 'Colonial Museum' opened behind Parliament Buildings shortly after Parliament moved to Wellington in 1865. In 1907, the Museum became known as the 'Dominion Museum'.
In 1936, a new building to house the Dominion Museum and new National Art Gallery opened in Buckle Street, Wellington. It incorporated the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. Now called 'New Zealand Dominion Museum'.
Because of the high quality of tones and resolution, it would appear that this image was printed and mounted, by the Dominion Museum, from the original glass negative during 1907-1936.
Dimension; image 305mm wide x 251mm high. This rare photograph is in excellent condition, only the cardboard has foxing.

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