Bay a for­mer haven for ca­noeists

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Thomas Botham­ley, fa­ther of Robert West­ley Botham­ley, who later farmed at Porirua.

This pho­to­graph was prob­a­bly taken on the club’s Easter 1887 cruise on Porirua Har­bour. The pho­tog­ra­pher, Wil­liam Wil­liams, was at that time the club purser. Wil­liams was the orig­i­nal Kiwi out­doors­man.

A rail­way em­ployee liv­ing in digs in Welling­ton with other young chaps, he was an avid tram­per and hunter, and an ex­tremely pro­fi­cient pho­tog­ra­pher.

He also clearly pos­sessed a touch of whimsy; he recorded the name of this spot ‘‘But­ter­nut Camp’’.

Alexan­der. Turn­bul­lLi­brary@dia.govt.nz

Pho­tog­ra­pher: WIL­LIAM WIL­LIAMS (ATL REF: 1/1-025711-G)

Rip­ple ef­fect: Ca­noe­ing

at Te Onepoto Bay in 1887.

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