Charles Kettle arriving at Ahimate

Kettle, Charles (1842) ‘Journal of an excursion into the interior, performed by Charles H. Kettle Esq, Assistant surveyor to the New Zealand company, undertaken at the request of the Col. Wakefield, Principal agent to the company, and kindly communicated by him.’ from New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator Volume III, Issue 157, 9 July, p.2. Retrieved from Papers Past. No Copyright.

Selwyn, George Augustus (Bishop) (1809-1878), ‘This is a canoe with one of us’. Ink sketch from Letter book of Bishop Selwyn. Ref: qMS-1774-145. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Used with permission. More information on the sketch here.

Peterson, G.C (1973) Palmerston North: A Centennial History A.H. & A.W. Reed 1973 See pages 30-33 for Kettle’s arrival at Ahimate. and pages 58-59 for a list of objects from surveyor’s camp. Retrieved from Manawatu Heritage. Used with permission.

Further information

Charles Kettle Retrieved from Toitū Otago / Otago Settler’s Museum website. Used with permission.

Byrnes, Giselle (2002) Boundary Markers: Land Surveying and the Colonisation of New Zealand Bridget Williams Books