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Homestead and barn at Merton on the outskirts of New Plymouth. Cleared land, felled trees and stumps are visible in the foreground. A single cow is situated in the lower right corner. The cottage was originally called "French's house" when Henry and James Richmond lived in it in May 1851. The cottage was enlarged and improved to become "New Merton" and became the Richmond's first homestead.
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Richmond Cottage (formerly known as Beach Cottage) from the west surrounded by a picket fence. The house is positioned in the lower left corner of sketch, with the top of Paritutu visible in the distance.
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Jane Maria and Arthur Atkinson's house at Hurworth on Carrington Road. Depicts typical New Zealand colonial house with bay window at front - house slightly side on and backs onto a cleared hill. Bush and tall trees in background. Cleared land with felled trees in foreground. Along the lower edge of the drawing are handwritten numerals (in pencil): "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6". On the reverse is an inscription written (also in pencil) by Jane Maria Atkinson which reads: "1 is at present the kitchen window. 2 our bedroom, but in another fortnight it will be the kitchen window and No. 1 our bedroom. We make the change because it is not convenient to have the room one sleeps in a passage room and that the sitting room and kitchen may be close together. 3 the bay window and 4 and 5 are sitting room windows, 6 window of Lely's bedroom. 1, 2, and 3 look due east to the Henui river. 4, 5, and 6 due North, we see towards the road from them, I shall have a wider view next year when the bush between our clearing and D. Atkinson's is to be felled. We see the back end of Harry's house from the North windows, he lies North west of us. The front door so to speak, is at the back of the house in a passage between the two bodies of the house and connecting them. The fence in the front is going to be moved so as to enlarge the garden considerably and the gate will be moved to the right a good way so that a path from it may lead naturally to the door."
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View of an Italian coastline at sunset.
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View of Ngamotu foreshore, Paritutu and the Sugar Loaf Islands.
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Two storied farmhouse in grass clearing with stumps and logs in foreground. Mt Taranaki/Egmont is visible in the background. The name "Merton" was given to the farm by James and Henry Richmond after their hometown near Wimbledon, England. The house was built by them in 1851.
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