Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Cowdie forest on the Wairoa River, Kaipara (Col. Wakefield proceeding to the Bay of Islands) / Chas Heaphy 1840.
Reference Number: C-025-024
Shows a still dark green river with a virgin kauri forest, low scrub and flax on its far bank. In the centre of the view is a row-boat, with Colonel William Wakefield in top hat seated in the stern, trailing an oar. The other occupants of the boat are a Maori named Te Whare, a Rotuman named Saturday, Dr George Robinson, Dr John Dorset and Charles Heaphy. Heaphy is thought to be the fourth from the right, the young man with brown hair and a moustache. There are several ducks on the river to the left.
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to John Dorset, Colonel William Hayward Wakefield, Charles Heaphy, Te Whare, Saturday (Mr), George Frederick Robinson, Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, New Zealand Company, Wairoa River, Boats and boating - New Zealand - Northland Region, Northland Region (N.Z.) - Discovery and exploration, Kauri, Men, Maori and Men, Fijian.
Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Cowdie forest on the Wairoa River, Kaipara (Col. Wakefield proceeding to the Bay of Islands) / Chas Heaphy 1840., Reference Number C-025-024 (1 digitised items)
Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour 287 x 457 mm on sheet 347 x 485 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work
Historical Notes: Shows an incident that occurred after the grounding of the Tory on 19 December 1839. Painted after the event and dated 1840. See Wakefield, E. J. Adventure in New Zealand, vol. 1 p. 156ff. The boat was being rowed from Te Kopuru up the Wairoa River.
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Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: signature and date; Recto - beneath image: title
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