[Gold, Charles Emilius] 1809-1871 :Scene of the Wairau Massacre, New Zealand [April 1851]

[Gold, Charles Emilius] 1809-1871 :Scene of the Wairau Massacre, New Zealand [April 1851]
Date
1843 - 1851
By
Gold, Charles Emilius, 1809-1871
Ref
B-103-030
Description

Shows a Maori warrior in the centre foreground, walking in a partly crouched position through low bushy growth, towards the right. He wears a feather cloak and carries a spear. To the left is a stream, flowing quietly between overgrown banks. In the centre background is a fencelike structure under the trees, part of the fencing surrounding the grave site. In the distance, a hill rises to the right.

Dated from the date inscribed on another view by Gold taken at the same spot (A-329-014).

The Wairau Affray took place in Tuamarina, Wairau Valley, on 17 June 1843.

Other Titles - Wairau Affray

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour, 180 x 255 mm

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1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour, 180 x 255 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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