Bird’s-eye views were popular in the 19th century because they highlighted the scale of a town’s growth. The town of Auckland spreads beyond the frame, while the many ships suggest a busy port. Auckland Hospital, the Domain and Grafton gully are in the foreground. Queen Street runs diagonally across the centre to Queens Wharf. Freemans Bay is at top left.
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