Photograph, Early Bluff; Unknown Photographer; 1880; BL.P210

Name/Title

Photograph, Early Bluff

About this object

This is a photograph of Bluff in 1880. James Spencer was the first Pākehā to settle Bluff in 1824. The original wharf, seen in the photograph, was built in the 1860s and linked to Invercargill by railway in 1867. The establishment of the wharf and railway line solidified Bluff as one of New Zealand's most important import and export ports.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Bluff

Maker

Unknown Photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1880

Inscription and Marks

On bottom left corner of photograph, written: "Bluff, N.Z. 80"
On lower right of the mount, pencil: "Bluff"

Measurements

h 240 mm x w 305 mm

Period

1880s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

Maritime

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed materials, paper
organic, vegetal, processed materials, paper, card

Object number

BL.P210

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain - No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions

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Tags
1880s
Maritime

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