Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

Wellington street scene, 1847

Wellington street scene, 1847

This engraving of Wellington was published shortly before the earthquake of 1848. The view is of Manners Street, looking towards the hill path that later became Boulcott Street. The new brick chapel on the left, with the Reverend Samuel Ironside’s house beside it, was destroyed in the quake.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-109-022
Hand-coloured engraving by Samuel Charles Brees

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1848 Marlborough earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/4385/wellington-street-scene-1847 (accessed 14 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017