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Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 :Otaraia. [1850s?]

Reference Number: A-035-036

Shows a view, from privately-owned (fenced) land, towards a stretch of water, probably the Ruamahanga River (which bounded Mein Smith's own property slightly further upstream at the entrance of Dry River into the Ruamahanga). At the right in the middle distance, a small figure pulls a canoe up towards a site covered with tall poles with bulbous (carved?) tops, probably a canoe landing reserve, marked with poles to show who is entitled to land there. This site is separated from the fenced land, by a natural boundary in the form of a tributary stream, whose clay banks are visible. On the distant shore of the water at the left, a stand of trees stretches into the background. The foreground is cleared with two flax plants in the left foreground. On the extreme right, a figure walks along a path towards the markers.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours and Ethnographic images, related to William Mein Smith, Alison Norden, Otaraia Pa, Ruamahanga River, Rangitane, Ngati Kahungunu, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Rivers - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Tauranga (Waka), Poles and Fences - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Smith, William Mein, 1799-1869 :Otaraia. [1850s?], Reference Number A-035-036 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 166 x 240 mm. (with one corner missing). Horizontal imageSingle art work

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