Clive Square from Napier Hill

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View of Clive Square from Napier Hill, taken in the late 1880s or early 1890s. Clive Square is visible in the foreground. The perimeter of the north end of Clive Square has been planted with young trees. Each of the trees is protected by a tree guard. On the opposite side of Emerson Street, the south end of Clive Square features a band rotunda surrounded by a circle of seating. Trees and shrubs have been planted around the perimeter of the park. The park is surrounded by a white picket fence.

To the left of Clive Square is Clive Square East. Among the buildings that are visible along Clive Square East are the Trinity Methodist Church (built 1876), Frederick Fulton (seedsman and grain merchant), Northern Fire Assurance Company, and and W Amner Coal and Fire Wood Depot. Behind Clive Square is the intersection of Dickens Street and Munroe Street. Among the buildings visible along Dickens Street are the premises of Fortune and Black (bakers and confectioners) and the Forester’s Hall. Munroe Street is lined with trees. To the right of Clive Square is Main School.

Cape Kidnappers is visible in the distance.

Photographer, unknown.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted in an album.
Photograph: Height x Width: 153 x 206mm
Album: Height x Width x Depth/Length: 401 x 330 x 55mm
C. D. Cornford 56/28, Stamp, Stamped
14, Inscription, Handwritten
Neg size 21 1/2 x 16 1/2 cm Box 151
Compare no 1667 on page 59
Same as No.120 Box 8 & Negs, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject date
Late 1880s-Early 1890s?
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 1915
Credit Line
from the estate of Mr C D Cornford
Other number(s)
56/28, Album 12, 1915, 77573
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