Collage, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
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The jubilee was a festival throughout of the British Empire. The image records events in Hawke's Bay during her reign from 1837 to 1897. At the centre of the image is an enthroned Queen Victoria.
Photographs of prominent figures surround the Queen. These include: the New Zealand Premier Richard John Seddon; the leader of the opposition and Parliament Member for Hawke's Bay Captain Russell; Mr George Hunter, member for Waipawa; The Mayor (1885 to 1897) G H Swan; R D McLean, member for Napier.
Photographs of Hawke's Bay development also skirt the central photograph of Queen Victoria. These include photographs of Napier streetscapes, the Napier Botanic Gardens, the Port of Napier Breakwater, and general views of both Napier and Hastings.
Photographer unknown,the constructor of the collage, unknown.