Government Building, Christchurch

Tensfeld, John
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Public Domain
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About this object
View of the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings, Christchurch, possibly taken in the 1860s. Designed by Benjamin Woolfield Mountfort, the building complex was built in three stages between 1858 and 1865. The photograph appears to have been taken from Oxford Terrace looking across the Avon River towards the buildings. A bridge is located in the foreground.

From an album titled: A New Zealand Souvenir.

Photographer, John Tensfeld.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph pasted into a leather bound album.
Album: Height x Width x Depth/Length: 230 x 306 x 16mm
Photograph: Height x Width: 120 x 166mm
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Subject date
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 264
Other number(s)
Album 1, 264, 83954


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