Harbour Works, Napier

Burton Brothers
Current rights
Public Domain
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Object detail

About this object
View of Bluff Hill near the Port of Napier, possibly taken in the late nineteenth century. Bluff Hill is located on the right side of the photograph. The base of the hill had been blasted for the extension of the breakwater in the harbour. Railway lines runs around the base of the hill. In the centre of the image a crane is in operation. To the right of the crane, a timber structure is being erected or dismantled. A group of men pose in front of the structure. Piles of building materials are located nearby.

Photographer, Burton Brothers.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph mounted in an album.
Photograph: Height x Width: 134 x 187mm
Album: Height x Width x Depth/Length: 401 x 330 x 55mm
C. D. Cornford 56/28, Stamp, Stamped
17, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject date
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 1919
Credit Line
from the estate of Mr C D Cornford
Other number(s)
56/28, Album 12, 1919, 77606
Accession number


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