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Speer, John, d 1848 :Queen Pomare's residence Riatea [Raiatea, November 1845]

Reference Number: A-191-012

Shows the buildings of Queen Pomare's residence in exile on Huahine. There is a path in the foreground, and three buildings with no visible windows. The central building has one door. Beyond is a stretch of water and distant hills. Palm trees grow on either side of the scene.

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1 image, categorised under Ink drawings, related to Queen of Tahiti Aimatta Pomare IV, Dr John Speer, Raiatea, Dwellings - Tahiti and Tahiti - Kings and rulers.

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Speer, John, d 1848 :Queen Pomare's residence Riatea [Raiatea, November 1845], Reference Number A-191-012 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Ink and wash on sheet 179 x 237 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Between 1842 and 1847, Queen Pomare IV spent much of her time in exile on the island of Huahine, which was ruled by her husband's family. Henry Byam Martin wrote: "I found her occupying the house of Tamatoa the sovereign chief of the islands; which tho' poor & comfortless enough, is a palace when compared to the hovels that surround it. But it has the great recommendation of a cheerful prospect on all sides" ("The Polynesian journal of Capt. Henry Byam Martin", Raiatea, 23rd October 1846)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: [Title]

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