Dunedin, 1860
T.C. De Lacy
Donated by Mrs A.A. Heatherington, 1957

In 1854 Thomas Corbett De Lacy, who had arrived in Otago on the ship Royal Albert in 1853, bought land at West Harbour. He named the property Ravensbourne. The small fern tree cottage that De Lacy built for himself was said to have been the first European house in West Harbour. De Lacy became an employee of the customs department in 1860. He rowed up and down the harbour to get to and from work or tramped overland when the weather was not suitable for rowing. In 1877 he became the first Mayor of West Harbour. West Harbour was eventually renamed Ravensbourne after De Lacy’s property.
T.C. De Lacy
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382 x 276 mm
558 x 458 mm (mat)