Sunrise behind Lyttelton

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Lyttelton (Māori: Ōhinehou) is a port town on the north shore of Lyttelton Harbour, at the north-western end of Banks Peninsula and close to Christchurch, on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Print signed by John Maillard on 17x22inch etching paper, with a handling edge.

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Lyttelton (Māori: Ōhinehou) is a port town on the north shore of Lyttelton Harbour, at the north-western end of Banks Peninsula and close to Christchurch, on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Due to its establishment as a landing point for Christchurch-bound seafarers, Lyttelton has historically been regarded as the “Gateway to Canterbury” for colonial settlers. The port remains a regular destination for cruise liners and is the South Island’s principal goods transport terminal, handling 34% of exports and 61% of imports by value.

In 2009 Lyttelton was awarded Category I Historic Area status by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) defined as “an area of special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value”.