C1875

Napier.

Early view of Napier in 1875 produced by the Woodbury Permanent Photographic Printing Company. The first European to see the future site of Napier was Captain James Cook who sailed down the east coast in October 1769. He commented: ‘On … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Napier.

Date:

C1875

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Woodburytype

Image Size: 

140mm 
x 80mm

Paper Size: 

210mm 
x 140mm
AUTHENTICITY
Napier. - Antique View from 1875

Genuine antique
dated:

1875

Description:

Early view of Napier in 1875 produced by the Woodbury Permanent Photographic Printing Company.

The first European to see the future site of Napier was Captain James Cook who sailed down the east coast in October 1769. He commented: ‘On each side of this bluff head is a low, narrow sand or stone beach, between these beaches and the mainland is a pretty large lake of salt water I suppose’ He said the harbour entrance was at the Westshore end of the shingle beach. The site was subsequently visited and later settled by European traders, whalers and missionaries. By the 1850’s farmers and hotel-keepers arrived.

Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834 - 1885)

Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885) was an inventor and pioneering English photographer. He was an early photographer in Australia and the Dutch East Indies. Woodbury invented the Woodburytype photo process, which he patented in 1864. Between 1864 and 1885 Woodbury took out more than 30 patents in Britain and abroad for inventions relating to balloon photography, transparencies, sensitised films and improvements in optical lanterns and stereoscopy.

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