Pelichet Bay from London Street, Dunedin, 1873
William Browne (attributed)
Donor unknown

William Ferris Browne was a founding member and the first treasurer of the Otago Art Society. Irish-born, Browne emigrated to Australia as a youth, trained as a draughtsman and worked on the Victorian goldfields. Soon after the gold discoveries in Otago he moved here to work as a draughtsman for the Otago Provincial Government. Around 1888, by then in his late 50s, Browne was laid off by the Survey Office and retired. His wife Johanna died in June 1899 and William died about one month later. They were survived by five grown-up children.
William Browne
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363 (length) x 235 (height) mm
373 (length) x 248 (height) mm (painting + mount)