[Breakwater construction, Timaru Harbour]; Ferrier, William; 1878; 0560


South Canterbury Museum


[Breakwater construction, Timaru Harbour]

About this object

A photograph depicting the start of construction of the breakwater in 1878.

Shoews several men standing around on the shore end of the construction. Wooden planking leads out to a wooden frame construction just off the shoreline containing what appears to be a large rock. Sailing ships anchored in the roadstead appear in the background.

Place Made

Timaru, New Zealand


Ferrier, William

Maker Role


Date Made


Medium and Materials

Cardboard/Paper, photographic


150(h) x 220(w) mm

Mounted on cardboard backing total size 152(h) x 222(w) mm.

Subject and Association Keywords

Timaru Harbour

Subject and Association Keywords

Breakwater, Timaru Harbour

Subject and Association Keywords

Roadstead, Timaru

Object Type

Print, photographic

Object number


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