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Views in Melbourne and New Zealand

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3089B

Scope and Contents

A miscellaneous collection of photographs, of various sizes, mounted on card. Most prints are captioned; titles given to uncaptioned prints are in square brackets. There are also 42 numbered captions on card (some appearing to have been cut from the prints?), in an envelope kept with the collection. Photographs are by Charles Nettleton, Herbert Deveril and possibly William Meluish. The geographical locations break down thus:

1-3 Views of Dunedin, c.1858-60, possibly by William Meluish
4-8 Miscellaneous New Zealand views, by various photographers
9-22 Views and panoramas of Melbourne, c.1870 by Charles Nettleton
23-75 Views of New Zealand by Herbert Deveril, d 1911.

The collection is stored as follows:
Y3089B/1-20 in folder 1; Y3089B/21-40 in folder 2; Y3089B/41-59 in folder 3 and Y3089B/60-75 in folder 4.


  • Creation: 1858 - 1880


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


.01 cubic metre(s) (4 folders containing 75 images and 1 small archival box of detached captions) : photograph/paper

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

most prints have suffered damage due to dirt, and many are faded, but their condition is variable

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was presented to the Royal Colonial Institute by the daughters of the late Mr. George Cowie of New Zealand, 14 November 1921.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is available on microfiche: Australasia, fiche numbers 76-79.


This item level description was entered by NE and MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Date information

DateText: The dates are approximate..



Includes index.
2003-12-19 09:58:33+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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