Plan of the town and part of the settlement of New Plymouth, New Zealand

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In January 1841 Frederick Alonzo Carrington, Chief Surveyor for the Plymouth Company of New Zealand, selected the site for the settlement of New Plymouth. He subsequently made a topographical survey and planned a layout of the town.
Plan of the town and part of the settlement of New Plymouth, New Zealand, 1841-1842. A map of New Plymouth showing some street names, pā sites (unnamed), reserves and topographical and coastal features. Inset map 'The Islands of New Zealand'.
Scale: 4 inches to 1 mile
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  Folder 1

Plan of the town and part of the settlement of New Plymouth, New Zealand. Encapsulated. Mounted on cardboard. Torn lower right corner and across top left of map. Encapsulated in Melinex. (E21.42)

Date: 1842

Scale: 4 inches to 1 mile

Size: 55.5cm x 38cm

Surveyor: F. A. Carrington

Lithographer: Not named


Old number: 001.1

  Folder 2

Mounted on linen.

Old number: 001.2

  Folder 3

Mounted on card.

Inscription in red ink (bottom right) 'To be returned to Follett Carrington, New Plymouth (without fail).

Old number: 001.3

  Folder 4

Print on paper.

Annotation 'Presented to W. Gordon Esq. by Fred A. Carrington 10 June 1890' and presented by W.H. Gordon to the New Plymouth Museum January 1st 1920.

Old number: 001.8

  Folder 5

Has annotation on lower right quadrant and signature of F A Carrington (2) on reverse.

Old number: 00.10

  Folder 6

Copy mounted on cardboard. Annotated with a blue pen triangle between the shore and Sugar Loaves. Signed 'The Hon. J D Ormond with F A Carrington compliments'.

Old number: 00.11

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