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Sharpe, Alfred, 1836?-1908 :View of the rock of Maketu, near Drury, NZ. 1880.

Reference Number: D-033-007

The centre foreground shows the site of an ancient pa of the Waiohua people, with a view of the southern approach to the Manukau Harbour and Auckland isthmus. A track leads on to the wooded promontory from the left foreground. Beyond the rock and to the right of it is a settler's farmhouse showing fenced fields, tree stumps, and rows of garden plantings. Two figures on horseback ride on the road at the base of the promontory, near the farm, and a woman and child stand in the centre of a nearby field. In the left distance, two rivers flow away into the Manakau Harbour and the Waitakere Ranges appear on the far horizon.The light effects and appearance of the sky indicate that the time is shortly before sunset

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to John Thomas Boylan, Alfred Sharpe, Te Maketu, Waitakere Ranges, Drury, Manukau Harbour, Waiohua, Farmhouses - New Zealand - Auckland Region, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Auckland Region, Lotteries in art, Sun - Rising and setting, Clearing of land - New Zealand - Auckland Region and Native forest - New Zealand - Auckland Region.

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Sharpe, Alfred, 1836?-1908 :View of the rock of Maketu, near Drury, NZ. 1880., Reference Number D-033-007 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 610 x 942 mm. Single art work

Historical Notes: "Art unions" were raffles or lotteries for works of art, and helped artists to get their works known. The Gaming and Lotteries Act of 1880 regulated this activity.

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