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Sturtevant, George Neville, 1858-1937 :[Testimonial presented to] Stephenson Percy Smith Esq.re, F. R. G. S., [founder of the Polynesian Society, on his retirement from the position of] Surveyor-General and Secretary for Crown Lands, 1901.

Reference Number: D-007-002

A painted testimonial with a list of the names of the officers of the District Lands and Survey branches, and with vignettes showing (in circles at the four corners) a Maori chief (D-007-002-01), the landing place of Tainui at Kawhia (-03), Mount Tarawera after the eruption of 1886 (-05), and a surveyor's camp and settlement 'at the Kermadecs'(-07). In addition there is a view of the Southern Alps (-09), a Taranaki scene (-10), a surveyors' camp (-11), road-making through dense bush (-12), a pastoral scene with a farmhouse in the distance (-13), and a section of kauri forest (-14), and a mining scene at Thames (Grahamstown Goldfield) with working mines, mine machinery and houses (-15). The whole is surrounded and divided into sections by painted Maori carvings, with kowhai, a theodolite (-02), a tree-fern (-04), native clematis, a nikau (-06) and flax (-08).

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Mrs Anne M Crompton-Smith, Stephenson Percy Smith, George Neville Sturtevant, New Zealand. Department of Lands and Survey, Taranaki Region, Southern Alps, Taranaki, Mount, Tarawera, Mount, Pastoral runs, Kowhai, Forests and forestry, Surveying, Theodolites, Clematis - Clematis paniculata, Rangatira, Volcanic eruptions - New Zealand - Waikato Region, Kauri, Mines and mineral resources, Tree ferns, Wood-carving, Maori, Nikau, Flax and Volcanoes.

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Sturtevant, George Neville, 1858-1937 :[Testimonial presented to] Stephenson Percy Smith Esq.re, F. R. G. S., [founder of the Polynesian Society, on his retirement from the position of] Surveyor-General and Secretary for Crown Lands, 1901., Reference Number D-007-002 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 604 x 905 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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

Other copies available: Several details photographed in black and white and colour

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom left: G. N. Sturtevant fecit MCMI

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