Chevalier reached Hokitika, a gold rush town on the west coast of South Island, New Zealand, on 27 April 1866. For his sketches in the field in this area from 30 April to 6 May 1866 see N. Roberts, Nicholas Chevalier, An Artist's Journey Through Canterbury in 1866, Christchurch, 1992, pp. 27-8, cat. nos. 47-68.