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Pearse, John, 1808-1882 :[Social life and customs] Midnight scene on board the 'Champion' timber boat for Nelson from Wellington in 1852 ...

Reference Number: E-455-f-085-1

Scene aboard the Champion timber boat for Nelson from Wellington, with families bedded down on deck, 1852. A curtain in the middle divides some groups from others. The families appear to be lying in the bow of the ship. Some are already asleep, others are awake. One woman on the right is breastfeeding a baby. There are about 25 people lying down. Pearse has inscribed the front left figure as 'I myself' and the seated woman immediately beyond him as 'Scotch neighbour'

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1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Self-portraits, related to John Pearse, Champion (Ship), Wellington City, Nelson City, Family, Beds, Sleeping, Breastfeeding, Social history, Bedrooms and Passenger quarters.

Part of:
Pearse, John, 1808-1882 :[Social life and customs] 1852, Reference Number E-455-f-085 (2 digitised items)
Pearse, John 1808-1882 :[Album. 1851-1856], Reference Number E-455-f (76 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Pencil, ink and wash, 200 x 323 mm. Art works

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-004744)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - above image: title and date continue: the only kind of craft plying between these ports in these days and shame to the skipper for the accommodation. However in the next run from Sydney to New Zealand the Champion went down with all hands - the Skipper and crew were never heard of again.

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