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Pearse, John, 1808-1882 :J. P.'s experience in travelling up the coast of New Zealand; when a Scotch cart was conveyed across the Manawatu and Rangitiki rivers on a canoe for the first time - we had to swim three horses across... [Between 1854 and 1856]

Reference Number: E-455-f-082-3

The mouth of either the Manawatu or Rangitikei Rivers with canoes crossing, horses swimming across and a large square cart on a canoe, its wheels over the sides and hanging in the water, so that it resembles a small paddle-steamer. There are people observing from both banks. The artist continues his commentary with 'The natives cried out 'Ittie ittie teiner' (Little steamer). Twice J. P. travelled up the coast and had to encounter the nuisance and danger of the rivers, some very broad and rapid - To go to Wanganui [from Wellington] there are six considerable tidal rivers ...'

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1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to John Pearse, Manawatu River, Rangitikei River, Swimming, Carriages and carts - New Zealand - Manawatu-Wanganui Region, Horses, Waka and Fords (Stream crossings) - New Zealand - Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

Part of:
Pearse, John, 1808-1882 :[Canoes. 1854 - 1856], Reference Number E-455-f-082 (3 digitised items)
Pearse, John 1808-1882 :[Album. 1851-1856], Reference Number E-455-f (76 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour & ink, 114 x 300 mm. Art works

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