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Gore, Ross Digby, 1904- :Trail of death [ca 1957].

Reference Number: B-140-009

A six-panelled account of the deaths of 7 surveyors in Canterbury in the 1860s and 1885. They were Henry Whitcombe (mistakenly called George by the cartoonist) who drowned while crossing the Teremakau River with Jacob Louper in 1863; Carleton (correctly Charlton) Howitt and two others (Robert Little and Henry Miller) drowned in Lake Brunner in 1863, their packs found by the sole survivor, James Belgrave Hammett; Charles Townshend (correctly Townsend), drowned while crossing the Grey River in 1863; George Dobson, shot by the Maungatapu murderers in 1866; and Edward Lake Paske, who died in a snowstorm in the Clarence Valley in 1885 (correctly 1886), followed by another member of his party, Hugh Thompson who died in similar circumstances on the same trip.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Conjectural works, related to Jakob Lauper, John Henry Whitcombe, Edward Lake Paske, Herbert Charlton Howitt, James Belgrave Hammett, Robert Little, Henry Miller, Hugh James Thompson, Charles Townsend, George Dobson, Maungatapu, Brunner, Lake, Clarence, Taramakau River, Blizzards, Drowning, Murder, Mountaineering - New Zealand - Southern Alps, Death and Surveyors.

Part of:
Gore, Ross Digby 1904- :"It happened in New Zealand". [208 original drawings. Late 1940s and early 1950s]., Reference Number B-140-001/208 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Ink on paper, 330 x 565 mm.. Horizontal imageArt works

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