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Artist unknown :William Deans and his brother squatted at Riccarton in front of the R[iver] Otakaroa or the Putaukanuit [?] R[iver], the Avon, in 1843 on the farm abandoned by Dodd & Davis, which was a little colony of itself on which they had expended se

Reference Number: A-195-017

Naive watercolour of the Deans brothers' farmhouse and outbuildings, viewed from across the "Avon or Shakspear River", with horses, cows and sheep in the foreground, a log bridge, a man (presumably one of the Deans brothers) with a dog under a tree. The house is red, with a second storey with dormer window, a rain barrel below the downpipe from the roof. The outbuildings to the right of the house appear to be thatched, are open at the front and shelter a horse and three carts. Trees are roughly indicated behind the house. On the verso are holograph notes about Banks' Peninsula, copied from Duppa, Daniels [?] and Tyrell and from Captain [William Mein] Smith about Port Cooper (Lyttelton) and its merits for settlement versus those of Akaroa.

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1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to William Mein Smith, John Deans, William Deans, George Duppa, Henry John Cridland, Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, Canterbury Association, Deans Bush, Avon River, Farm life - New Zealand - Canterbury Region, Farmhouses - New Zealand - Canterbury Region, Cows - New Zealand - Canterbury Region, Carriages and carts - New Zealand - Canterbury Region, Horses - New Zealand - Canterbury Region, Dogs - New Zealand - Canterbury Region and Sheep - New Zealand - Canterbury Region.

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Artist unknown :William Deans and his brother squatted at Riccarton in front of the R[iver] Otakaroa or the Putaukanuit [?] R[iver], the Avon, in 1843 on the farm abandoned by Dodd & Davis, which was a little colony of itself on which they had expended se, Reference Number A-195-017 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Ink and watecolour on laid paper 310 x 198 mm. Vertical imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: Colour laser copyIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-005135)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - top centre: [title in ink as above, with "only 50 Godley" in pencil in another hand]; Recto - centre right: [in river, in pencil]: Avon or Shakspear River.; Verso - [in ink, page covered in text]

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