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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Ye diggings - Coromandel. [1852]

Reference Number: E-299-002

Officers from H. M. S. Pandora on a digging picnic in the Coromandel, variously occupied in splitting a rock. finding gold, digging for gold, transporting a long tom and a cradle, climbing a tree, and botanising.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Theodore Moreton Jones, Dr John Jolliffe, Charles Heaphy, Robert Henry Wynyard, Dogs - New Zealand - Waikato Region and Picnicking - New Zealand - Waikato Region.

Part of:
Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :How we went to the diggings and what we did there. In a series of cartoons. [1852], Reference Number E-299 (4 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Pencil & watercolour 139 x 229 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001740)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - Cartoons on great National Subjects no. 2. Ye Wynyard his diggings. [overall titles]; Ye medical officer falls in with a nuggett [written below a drawing of Dr John Jolliffe, who has tripped over a large gold nugget and fallen as he carries one end of a Long tom]; Nuggett [a gold nugget]; Ye long Tom; Ye Gold Commissioner [i.e Charles Heaphy, bent under the weight of the Long Tom]; Ye boy Jones [i.e. Theodore Morton Jones, the writer, also bent under the weight of the Long Tom, at its front]; Prospecting [of an officer who has climbed a tree and is gazing down into a stream from the tree]; Digging for gold; Finding gold [all inscriptions across the centre of the image]; Ye naturalist's research; specimen box [of an officer on hands and knees in the left foreground inspecting the flora]; Present use of ye cradle. Ye thoughtful reflecteth on ye future [an officer lying on his back smoking a pipe in the wooden gold cradle]; Ye Long Tom. Bob beggeth. [of a very tall Marine in the centre right foreground, smoking a pipe with the dog begging on his right]; Supposed to contain a nuggett [of an officer leaping above a large rock with a pick in the far right foreground]

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