“Robert Henderson” and “Pladda” at Port Chalmers, 1861

Two ships, Pladda and Robert Henderson at Port Chalmers, 1861

Draughtsman Robert Park MacGoun arrived in New Zealand from Glasgow in 1862. In 1877 he took up a position as the first county clerk for the Southland County Council. MacGoun remained Southland county clerk until 1906. As a painter he was known mainly for watercolour paintings of Invercargill and Bluff in the 1880s.

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