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Tinakori Road (2nd of 2)

Tinakori Road

In this painting from about 1847, a group of Māori carrying bundles pass a bullock train loaded with wood, near the intersection of Tinakori Road and Hawkestone Street. The gabled house above the road belonged to the successful Wellington merchant Nathaniel Levin, and was later replaced by Premier House – the prime minister’s residence. The scene was painted by Samuel Brees and has a strong pastoral atmosphere, designed to appeal to an English audience.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0020-20-2
Hand-coloured engraving by Samuel Charles Brees

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Western suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/13427/tinakori-road (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016