Family pictured outside a thatched cottage at Pukearuhe, north Taranaki, that is covered with creeping vines. The mother sits with a baby on her lap to the right of the door, while the father - in military uniform - sits to the left of the door with his young son standing beside him. Possibly taken by photographer W.A. Collis.
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Messrs. Williamson and Co.'s Photographic Views of the Province.— We inspected yesterday afternoon, at Messrs. Williamson and Co.'s photographic studio, a number of beautiful views taken recently in various parts of the Province. They are "plate" size, being ten inches by twelve inches. The views were taken by Mr. W. A. Collis, and are very excellent specimens of photographic art, comprising scenes at the Waitara, Urenui, and Pukearuhe. "A Bush Scene," taken from a gully at the back of the A.C. Camp, looking south-east, is really a very beautiful picture, and another looking to the north-east is equally effectively taken. The views at Pukearuhe also comprises the following scenes:— "View of the A.C. Camp from the Sea," "View of the Camp from northeast side, showing the Cliffs," "View of the Camp from the Slaughter-house," "View of the Cliffs from the Sands." At Urenui we see "Wilkinson's Hotel," "View of the Redoubt and Magazine," showing also several of the settlers' houses there; "A View of the Township and north side of the River," and "A View of the Urenui Bridge." Our space to-day prevents us doing that justice to these views that we should like, and we shall on another occasion refer to the collection; but we cannot conclude without recommending those who would wish their friends in England or elsewhere to have an idea of the Province, to purchase some of these photographs and forwarded them home, feeling sure it would tend more to create a desire to visit this spot than all the letters they could write on the subject. We may add that Messrs. Williamson and Co. have innumerable views taken about the town, also panoramas of New Plymouth, one taken from Marslaud Hill, and the other from Fort Niger. Taranaki Herald, Volume XXIV, Issue 2404, 22 April 1876
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