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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

BROWNING, John 1831–1909

BROWNING, John 1831–1909

Arrived in New Zealand as a sea captain, 1856. Became a surveyor page 54 and draughtsman through the influence of Arthur Dobson and made exploring journeys in the back country and West Coast of the South Island looking for access routes. Browning Pass named after him. Was eventually appointed Commissioner of Crown Land and Chief Surveyor for Nelson. His watercolours are in the Bett Collection, Hokotika Museum and Hocken.