Pearse, John, 1808-1882 :Races held in the Wairarapa "Waidrop" Plains in 1852. Flax (phormium tenax) and 'Towi towi' in front of the natives. Blue line under hills bush.
A race on the Ruamahanga Plain, South Wairarapa, many Maori spectators and Europeans horse-racing. A European man stands in the right foreground, holding his horse. The plants in the foreground include flax in flower, toe-toe and a small mamaku (tree fern)
The original for a wood engraving published in the Illustrated London News, 1853 (Dec. 10).
Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).
Physical Description: Watercolour, 100 x 170 mm
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour, 100 x 170 mmSee original record
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