Charles Henry Kettle (1820-1862) arrived in New Zealand in 1840 and joined the survey staff exploring the Porirua, Wellington and Hutt areas in readiness for the New Zealand Company immigrants' arrival. After a visit home to England, he returned to New Zealand and settled in Dunedin as head of the surveying staff. His work formed the basis of lithographs intended to encourage migration to Otago. Some of Kettle's paintings are held in the Hocken Library, Dunedin. Prints of Kettle’s work were available through NZ Fine Prints but we lost our stock of this artist during the earthquakes in Christchurch.