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Strutt, William, 1825-1915 :[On the beach, Onehunga. 1856?]

Reference Number: G-637

Bullock cart with Maori bringing canoe ashore. Background is a combination of the shoreline at Onehunga (Auckland) and south of New Plymouth (Taranaki), showing Paritutu volcanic peak and the off-shore Sugar Loaf Islands. Strutt described the group of Maori depicted as being at Onehunga, however.

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1 image, categorised under Oil paintings, related to William Strutt, Sugar Loaf Islands, Paritutu, Onehunga, Waka, Carriages and carts and Bullock teams.

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Strutt, William, 1825-1915 :[On the beach, Onehunga. 1856?], Reference Number G-637 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 oil(s)Oil on canvas 410 x 830 mm. Single art work

Historical Notes: Extract from William Strutt's journal Part II, p. 210 (ed G. Mackaness): "before leaving Onehunga a pretty sight presented itself to us. The morning was lovely and the charming bay and beach were quite animated with a fleet of canoes, just arrived with all sorts of produce for the Auckland market. The picturesque canoes were beached to the lively song of the natives, their contents landed and the tribe gathered together to hear a short speech from a fine old chief, which done, the kits (native baskets) were shouldered, or strapped to the backs of the bearers, with the strong and handy slings, each generally as well carring a huge cum cum or pumpkin, while not a few drove fat pigs tied by one leg to the market." Strutt also labelled a photograph of this painting, many years later as "Maoris beaching their canoes and going off to market at Onehunga near Auckland". - information about photograph label from Heather Curnow, Strutt's biographer, see TL3/1/1 24 July 1974. Chief Librarian's office, 1st floor, National Library building, from June 2006

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Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - W. S. (artist's initials)

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