Story: Brees, Samuel Charles

Samuel Charles Brees

A black and white drawing of Samuel Brees standing in a door way with a group of Maori doing a haka in the background

After working for the New Zealand Company, Samuel Charles Brees returned to London and between 1849 and 1851 exhibited a much-admired panorama consisting of enlargements of his sketches of Wellington. This lithograph of him in front of a section of the panorama was used for advertising purposes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-031-034
Lithograph by G. B. Black

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Marian Minson. 'Brees, Samuel Charles', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2022)