Kōrero: Otago region

Ships in Otago Harbour, 1840

Ships in Otago Harbour, 1840

Louis Le Breton visited New Zealand on French explorer Dumont D’Urville’s last voyage to the country and spent four days with the expedition in Otago Harbour. He made a drawing (on which this lithograph, ‘Mouillage d’Otago’, is based) of the ships at anchor, probably near Ōtākou . A sailor is washing clothes in the foreground, the buildings of the pā and a moored canoe are in the middle distance, and the expedition vessels are in the background.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago, Godward Bequest
Hand-coloured lithograph after a drawing by Louis Le Breton

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/22607/ships-in-otago-harbour-1840 (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 May 2015