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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Ye triumphal return from ye Wynyard his diggings. Octr 2nd 1852.

Reference Number: E-299-004

A procession of naval officer with Gold Commissioner Charles Heaphy, two men carrying a tree-fern, several carrying panning and digging equipment, some (as stick figures) coming down from a high hill with rocks falling about them, other playing leap-frog on the beach to the left. The H. M. S. Pandora is standing off to the left at sea.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Theodore Moreton Jones, Captain Byron Drury, Charles Heaphy, Robert Henry Wynyard, Pandora HMS (Ship), Drinking of alcoholic beverages, Dogs - New Zealand - Waikato Region, Picnicking - New Zealand - Waikato Region and Games - New Zealand.

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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :How we went to the diggings and what we did there. In a series of cartoons. [1852], Reference Number E-299 (4 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Pencil & watercolour 139 x 229 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001747)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - Cartoons on Great National Subjects. no. 4 [top centre]; Royal Naval Quartz Crushing Company. Directors. W. Blackney Esq., W. Stanley, A. Farmer, Seeke, Ellis. (Shows William Blackney, William Stanley, Andrew Farmer, Seeke and Ellis, a midshipman, all from the Pandora). Ye young gentlemen who gathered no moss [several stick figures loosening large rocks, upper right centre]; "Stand from under" [a stick-figure warning that a rock is about to fall on someone below]; There's something for his cradle. [another rock that is about to land on the gold cradle being carried by an officer]; Ye thoughtful & provident [the officer carrying the gold cradle on his head, right side]; [along the bottom from left] Ye real ship for science [H. M. S. Pandora anchored at sea, far left]; ye refresh themselves with Leap-Frog [a group of stick-figures on the far left on the beach, playing leap-frog]; Ye Captain of ye scientific expedition [Byron Drury carrying a spade and pick]. Ye dog Robert. Ye medical officer who gathered ferns and mosses [Dr John Jolliffe, carrying a tree-fern on his shoulder]; ye Gold Commissioner [artist Charles Heaphy, carrying a gold pan] ; Ye nuggets [a small pile of gold nuggets carried on a cradle between two officers; Master Oke ; The boy Jones [Theodore Morton Jones, with pick and pan]; Ye Sheeney [bringing up the rear to the far right, with pick on his shoulder]

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