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National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue

John Buchanan

John Buchanan

John Buchanan was born at Levenside, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, in 1819. Apprenticed to a pattern designer at the dyeworks, he made a study of botany and obtained many designs from leaves. In 1849 he came to Otago in the Columbus, and settled at North East Valley. He joined the staff of the triangulation survey in Otago, and was afterwards permanently attached to the survey as botanistpage 25and draughtsman. In 1880 he published a book on New Zealand grasses, and contributed many papers to the Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, illustrating most of the earlier volumes with his fine sketches. He died in 1898.

42            MILFORD SOUND

43            LAKE WANAKA

44            MOUNT IRON

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