Kōrero: Photography

Mitre Peak photographed by Alfred Burton, around 1889 (3 o 5)

Mitre Peak photographed by Alfred Burton, around 1889

Mitre Peak is a landscape photographer's dream, with the sheer sides of the mountain replicated on the mirrored surface of Milford Sound. Alfred Burton of the Dunedin-based Burton Brothers firm took a number of photos of the peak in the 1880s. His images of Fiordland record its unspoiled natural beauty and were instrumental in promoting the tourism potential of the area. 

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: O.000755
Photograph by Burton Brothers

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Ireland, 'Photography - Early photography, 1840–1880s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/43205/mitre-peak-photographed-by-alfred-burton-around-1889 (accessed 18 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Peter Ireland, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014