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Archive Reference / Library Class No.D5430/48/12/17
TitlePhotograph album commemorating trip to Australia and New Zealand
DescriptionOn inside cover: chart showing ship's journey from Plymouth to Melbourne annotated with dates tracking daily progress; on first page: drawing of the 'Orient', sailed from London 19 Oct 1882 and arrived Melbourne 1 Dec and Sydney 7 Dec 1882
Photographs of Port Said; derelict artillery; Melbourne buildings and Botanical Gardens; Latrobe River; Lake King; Sale (Victoria); a stockman near Sale; Sydney views and Botanical Gardens; steamship 'Orient' sinking in Sydney harbour; Hobart (Tasmania), buildings and views; Tasmanian ferns; the Huon Road near Hobart; River Derwent from Hobart Botanical Gardens; near New Norfolk, Tasmania; watercolour of north shore, Auckland (New Zealand); photographs of Maoris and Maori buildings at Ohinemutu; the Maori King and his daughter; Maoris at Opotoki crying around a dead relative, custom called 'Tangi'; Maoris fighting; Maori guide Sophia at a cooking hole, Rotomahana; Maori woman and child; Ohinemutu on Lake Rotorua; White Terrace and Pink Terrace at Rotomahaua; Lake Roromahaua and hot springs; Mount Egmont, Taranaki; 'Ilam', Christ Church, residence of Leonard Harpur; Nelson (New Zealand); on the Avon at Christ Church; buildings at Christ Church; Castle Hill, Broken River and Parapet Rock on the way to Hokitika; Warinakariri River; Bealey River; the Bealey Hotel; Otira Gorge; Mount Rolleston; on the road from Christ Church to Hokitika; wire suspension bridge over Kellys Creek; Craigieburn; Hokitika town; Mount Cook; Port Chalmers; Dunedin; Wellington; Queenstown; Lake Wakatipu; Mount Kimberley, Milford Sound and Pembroke Peak.
Album inscribed 'Joseph Simpson, Mayfield, Ashbourne' [possibly the person who took the trip]; also inscribed 'C S Wright, 62 Broomgrove Rd' [purchaser of the album?]
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorWright family of Eyam Hall
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