Ferrier - Photographs of Mount Cook and Neighbourhood

Photographs of Mount Cook and Neighbourhood

William Ferrier

Timaru, N.Z.

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The easiest way to visit Mount Cook and the glaciers about it, is via Mr Ferrier's series of two dozen photographs taken during a recent trip to the neighbourhood. The pictures are well taken, good specimens of the art, and ought to be in demand us a reminder of the journey by those who have made it, and for their instructiveness by those who have not.

The views include a couple of Burke's Pass (one of the little township and one of the river below), and a view of Lake Tekapo. Then begin the Mount Cook series, with the first good view of the peak from Irishman Creek. From the foot of Lake Pukaki, half way up the lake, and from the head of it, other views are taken, showing how the giant mountain slowly grows in apparent size. Then some various interesting views of the great Tasman valley and the frowning mountains on each side of it.

The last view up the valley shows, far away, the massive terminal face of the glacier, stretching like a hill from side to side. The nearest view of Mount Cook is the favourite one from near the Hermitage, which shows the mountain towering above the Hooker Glacier, and this is a good picture, bringing out the ruggedness of the mountain extremely well. A good view of Mount Sefton is included in the series. Also an excellent picture of the ice cave in the Hooker Glacier from which the river escapes. Black Birch Creek has afforded several scenes of prettiness, in dashing waters and graceful vegetation. We hope Mr Ferrier will meet with a good demand, for the series.
Timaru Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 4491, 18 March 1889, Page 2

Mr W. Ferrier has got his photographic views of Mount Cook and neighbourhood neatly bound ready for distribution in Timaru and district. The views are bound in two sizes, one of which is very handy as a pocket album, and the other being much larger is a most suitable album for placing on the table. In each album 20 views are neatly mounted, and in addition there is an excellent map of the great lake and mountain district, also a well written descriptive letterpress of the various views, from the pen of Mr Ferrier. The prices of the albums are 7s 6d and 10s, respectively, and we are sure that the demand for them will be very great, all over the colony.
Timaru Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 4517, 17 April 1889, Page 2

Timaru Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 4546, 23 May 1889, Page 1
(this notice first appeared in the Timaru Herald on 18 March 1889, Page 1)

Mr Ferrier had in his window on Saturday a large photo of the Tasman Valley, showing the terminal face of the glacier, and the wide rough riverbed that begins as suddenly as the glacier leaves off.
Timaru Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 4497, 25 March 1889, Page 2

no. 1
Looking down Burks (sic) Pass

Nos. 2 and 3 missing from album

no. 4
Mt Cook from Irishman Creek, early morning.

no. 5
First view of Lake Pukaki from Timaru side

no 6.
Looking up Lake Pukaki, Mt Cook in the distance.

no. 7
Halfway up Lake Pukaki, Mt Cook in the distance.

Timaru Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 4473, 25 February 1889, Page 1

no. 8
Mt Cook from head of Lake Pukaki.

no. 9
Looking across the Tasman to Mt Blackburn.

no. 10
Distance view of Tasman Glacier showing terminal face.

no. 11
Mt Sefton

no. 12
Mt Cook from near the Hermitage

no. 13
Mt Cook and part of Hooker Glacier from back of Hermitage

no. 15
Ice Cave Mueller Glacier
(no. 14?)

no. 15
Looking down the hooker Valley, Sebastopol on the right.

nos. 16, 17 and 18 missing from album

no. 19
Waterfall Blackbirch Creek near Mt Cook

no. 20
Looking across Blackbirch Creek, peak of Mt Cook showing in distance

no. 21 missing from album

no. 22
Blackbirch Creek near Mt Cook

nos. 23 and 24 missing?

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Just now tourist traffic to Mount Cook is exceedingly brisk. Last week no fewer than 50 tourists arrived or departed from Fairlie Creek in one day, and the Mount Cook Coaching Company found the demands on their resources so great, that a special coach and six, driven by Mr J. S. Rutherford, was put on to clear the press of work. Many of the tourists were from Home, from Melbourne, Sydney, and other cities in the colony of Australia. Latest advices from Fairlie Creek report the weather to be very fine and favourable.

Timaru Herald, Volume XLVIII, Issue 4462, 12 February 1889, Page 2

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