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View of Wellington from Major Baker's verandah

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Shows a view across the flowering gardens of Major Baker's house in Thorndon Quay, to Wellington Harbour, Somes Island, Ward Island, the Hutt Valley and the snow-capped Tararuas. The view is from the verandah two of whose posts divide the view. The Kaiwharawhara Hotel and a moored ship at Kaiwharawhara can be seen at the left. A small child in a dress holds picked flowers in his apron and offers some to a Maori man seated with a basket beside a flower bed. A Maori figure in a red cloak stands over the fence at the left, and another carries a load on her back at the right. There are three tall sailing ships in the harbour and three smaller craft including a waka carrying four figures, in the near left portion of the harbour.

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Thorndon Quay, Wellington, New Zealand