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[Downes, Thomas William] 1868-1938 :Canoe with two topsides on Whanganui River [1840s. 1914?]

Reference Number: A-036-001

A copy of a drawing by John Alexander Gilfillan, dating from the mid-1840s, showing a settlement beside the Whanganui River, with several low whare, a picket fence, a niu pole and a large canoe at the water's edge. The canoe has a mast and furled sail and carved prow and stern. There are several people on the boat and on the shore and pigs near the water's edge. A small dugout canoe is drawn up beside the larger canoe.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits and Wash drawings, related to John Alexander Gilfillan, Mr C M Bathgate, Thomas William Downes, Whanganui River, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Manawatu-Wanganui Region, Waka, Pigs and Wood-carving, Maori.

Part of:
[Downes, Thomas William] 1868-1938 :Canoe with two topsides on Whanganui River [1840s. 1914?], Reference Number A-036-001 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Sepia ink and wash over pencil, 254 x 351 mm. Single art work

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Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-004793)

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