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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Kauri forest, Wairoa River, Kaipara. [1839]

Reference Number: C-025-014

In the foreground are five men moving a log with ropes. Beyond them is a saw-pit with prepared timber and there is further timber cut into planks in the right foreground, with two axes and a jacket. There are two millers' huts, many trunks and tree-stumps and large stands of kauri trees.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Charles Heaphy, William White, Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, Two centuries of New Zealand landscape art (Exhibition), Treasures in Trust (Exhibition), New Zealand Company, Wairoa River, Dwellings - New Zealand - Northland Region, Sawmills - New Zealand - Northland Region, Forests and forestry and Kauri.

Part of:
Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Kauri forest, Wairoa River, Kaipara. [1839], Reference Number C-025-014 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour 470 x 375 mm. Single art work

Historical Notes: The artist is likely to visited this timber camp between 26 and 29 December 1839 and the camp's location should be somewhere between Te Kopuru (south of Dargaville) and the confluence of the Mangakahia and Wairua Rivers, probably in the upper Wairoa, not far from Tangiteroria. It appears likely to have been a timber camp established by ex-Wesleyan Mission Society missionary William White, with a gang of Sydney sawyers, at a site known as Mangarata. See 'The unknown Kaipara' by Brian Byrne, p. 165-168 for further information.

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

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001504)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - Chas Heaphy. No.8 [New Zealand Company numbering at top]

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