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Fox, William, 1812-1893 :Lake Howick. [February 1846].

Reference Number: C-013-008

Shows a long view down Lake Rotoroa (probably looking south), with Heaphy, Fox, Brunner and Kehu in a rowboat with their baggage, near the start of their exploratory journey of 1846. They are shown in the left foreground of the picture. In the far distance is a range of rocky mountains, and to the right of the lake are stands of tall trees and smaller bush. One of the hillsides facing the lake has experienced a landslide which has cleared it.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, Waterscapes and Scenic landscapes, related to Charles Heaphy, Rt Hon Sir William Fox, Brian Pitts-Brown, William Robert Edward Brown, Mary Pitts Brown, Charles Walter Pitts-Brown, Thomas Brunner, Picturing Paradise; the colonial watercolours of William Fox. National Library Gallery 25 February - 18 June 2000; Hocken Library Dunedin 11 September - 15 October 2000 (Exhibition), Kehu 1846, Rotoroa, Lake, Spenser Mountains, Explorers, Lakes - New Zealand - Tasman Region, Erosion - New Zealand - Tasman Region, Dinghies and Forests and forestry - New Zealand - Tasman Region.

Part of:
Fox, William, 1812-1893 :Lake Howick. [February 1846]., Reference Number C-013-008 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 182 x 517 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Fox "discovered" and named Lake Howick, which later reverted to its Maori name, Rotoroa.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copy in preference to original.

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: [Title] / [Looking S to ?]

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