Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Welcome Arch, Lyttelton

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Date

1869

Identifier

Hocken Pictorial Collection, Box 172-003

Publisher

Unpublished

Abstract

Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, was the first ‘Royal’ visitor to New Zealand, and despite the ructions of the New Zealand War, his visit produced an overwhelming mania for the monarchy. Upon arriving into Wellington on 11 April 1869, he faced a hearty welcome and loyal address from dignitaries, including representatives from Ngati-Toa, Ngati-Awa, Ngati-Raukawa, Whanganui, Ngati-Kahungunu, and Ngati-Porou. He also travelled to Auckland, Nelson, Dunedin, and Christchurch, where it was all bunting and more celebrations. This ‘Welcome Arch’ at Lyttelton was just part of the occasion.

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Daniel Louis Mundy, “Welcome Arch, Lyttelton,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed November 18, 2019, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11458.

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