W. Mein Smith (1798-1869) New Zealand

Biographical Information

Captain William Mein Smith was born in Cape Town, later serving in England, Canada and Gibraltar. He was appointed Surveyor-General to the New Zealand Company in 1839, arriving in Wellington aboard ‘The Cuba’ 3rd January 1840, settling in the Wairarapa. Mein Smith was responsible for the layout of the first settlement in Petone and the site of Wellington. A selection of his early ink sketches and watercolours are held in the collection of the Turnbull Library. Edit or add to this biography

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Colonial Landscape with Waterfall
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Colonial Landscape with Waterfall
Watercolour, 33 x 24 cm
New Zealand & International Fine Art , Dunbar Sloane, Wellington.
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