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House constructed of trunks of tree ferns, Mokau River, 1931

Reference Number: PAColl-0001-2-1-053

View of a house constructed of trunks of tree fern, with corrugated iron roof and external chimney. Photographed at the Mokau River in 1931 by Robert E Wells.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Building portraits and Silver gelatin photoprints, related to Mokau River, Tree ferns and Houses - New Zealand - Waikato Region.

Part of:
Photographs of the Mokau River district, Reference Number PAColl-0001-2-1 (44 digitised items)
Photographs of the Mokau and other rural North Island districts, Reference Number PAColl-0001-2 (60 digitised items)
Wells, Robert E, 1905-2006 :Photographic negatives, prints and transparencies of the Mokau and other rural North Island districts, and scenic views of New Zealand, Reference Number PAColl-0001 (532 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Gelatin silver print 10.6 x 16.2 cm. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - top left: 1935 Annual. Class I Country Homes or VII Open.; Verso - top right: Mokau River 1931.; Verso - centre: This snug little home, surrounded by bush, has been built almost entirely from trunks of the tree fern, and is a really striking example of what a clever bushman can accomplish. With an inside lining of the same wood it is amazingly cosy and homelike.; Verso - bottom centre: Robt. E. Wells, Little Waihi Rd, Hawera.

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