Arawhata trip

Cover of the journalSummary The journal (1934-1935) is written in an exercise book and relates the tramp to the headwaters of the Arawhata River (South Westland) and the climbing of Mount Ionia.

Collection location Archive 376

Publication information Unpublished

Additional information

Henry Edward Newton (1873-1961) served as vicar of Ross, Kaniere diocese from 1901 to 1907, and then returned to England. He was Canon of York, 1923-1946. In 1934-1935 Henry Newton returned to explore and climb for five months in the Southern Alps in South Westland, his party making the first ascent of Mt Ionia, from the Arawhata River.

The two manuscripts are part of the Newton Collection, part of a bequest by Henry Newton of books, maps and pamphlets relating to New Zealand mountaineering deposited in the Canterbury Public Library by his executor, Rev. J. Osmers, 2 May 1962.

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This material has been digitised from the Archives and Manuscripts collection of Christchurch City Libraries.