Dunedin, 1856
John Turnbull Thomson
Oil on canvas
Donor unknown

John Turnbull Thomson became Chief Surveyor of Otago in 1856 and spent the next 20 years exploring, mapping and naming southern New Zealand. He laid out the towns of Invercargill, Bluff and Oamaru. He organised harbour works, the demolition of Dunedin’s Bell Hill and the reclamation of the Dunedin foreshore. He laid out roads and designed bridges. In 1876 he moved to Wellington to become Surveyor General for New Zealand.
John Turnbull Thomson
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1,140 (h) x 1,555 (w) x approx. 105 (d) mm (framed)
(note: depth including hooks is 100mm)