1895 Print over 100 years old Napier From Milton Road (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.250.

Entitled – Napier. View from Milton Road.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Napier. – As a rule, travellers leaving Auckland proceed by express train to Rotorua, the centre of the Hot Lake district.

The approach to this town is marked by the columns of steam which rise on every side.

The older portion of the township of Rotorua is called Ohinemutu, and is situated on the eastern shore of the lake.

It is celebrated for its steaming streams, lakelets, and springs; its bubbling and boiling holes, its thousand hissing, spitting, and sputtering jets; its simmering and stewing mud-pits; and for the many curious sights, uncanny noises, and sulphurous odours arising therefrom.

Having exhausted the sights around Rotorua, the traveller makes his way by coach to Taupo – a distance of fifty miles.

On leaving the last-named beautiful little town on the shores of Lake Taupo we proceed by coach for some thirty miles over pumice country; the scenery, however, is very fine between Rangitaiki and Tarawera, forty-four miles from Taupo.

The last few miles into Napier lie through pastoral country of quite an English-like appearance.

Napier is a pretty little seaport of about 9,000 inhabitants, and is the principal town of the agricultural and pastoral district of Hawke’s Bay, one of the most fertile in the colony.

The residences of the leading citizens are situated on the high ground immediately above the town, and an hour or more may be profitably spent in a stroll through the winding roads intersecting this part of Napier.

A trip to the freezing works will also prove of interest.

From Napier there is a daily train service to Wellington, a distance of 200 miles, via Manawatu Gorge and the Manawatu line, the journey occupying about eleven hours.

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