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[Swainson, William] 1789-1855 :Great black fern, Lower Hutt, N.Z.d. [ca 1845]

Reference Number: A-190-022

A clearing in bush, with a single-storey bark hut on a rock or clay bank beside a small stream. A tall mamaku (tree fern) is in front of the hut, with a seated and a standing Maori figure. Other tree ferns and bush are beyond, with hills. A raupo is in the foreground beside the stream. The scene is likely to be at the foot of the western or eastern hills in the Hutt Valley.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Pencil works, related to William Swainson, Hutt Valley, Native forest - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Cyathea medullaris, Tree ferns, Men, Maori and Papakainga.

Part of:
[Swainson, William] 1789-1855 :Great black fern, Lower Hutt, N.Z.d. [ca 1845], Reference Number A-190-022 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Pencil 180 x 120 mm. Single art work

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

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-006634)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - Native bark hut and black fern. Lower Hutt Valley.

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