The Journal 1930 - 1935 of H.E. Newton

Cover of the journalSummary A description of Henry Newton’s journey to New Zealand and five months of mountaineering in South Westland and recording of his meetings with early New Zealand mountaineering notables, including Peter and Alex Graham, Dr Teichelmann, and Herman Osmers (from page 59). The journal closes with newspaper clippings and photographs relating to the history and mountains of Westland, and notes and maps of passes in the Southern Alps and mountains climbed, and a chronology of trips in Europe, over a period, 1906-1938. The journal details holiday trips and climbs in Switzerland and Austria. A note written by A.J. Scott relating the contents of the journal is mounted on the inside front cover.

Collection location Archive 376

Publication information Unpublished and published material.

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.