[Williams, John], d 1905 :Kororareka from the Wahapu, Bay of Islands, N.Z. [1849]

[Williams, John], d 1905 :Kororareka from the Wahapu, Bay of Islands, N.Z. [1849]
Williams, John, -1905?
View from a rocky foreshore, with a bush-clad headland to the right, looking across to Kororareka (now Russell) with several houses along the beach at the town and, at the west end, the large hakari built to celebrate the visit of Governor Grey at Christmas, 1849. Rising above the hakari (large food storage platform or scaffolding) is a series of hills with a flagpole on top of the highest hill Compare the wood engraving illustration of the same scene from A. S. Thompson's The Story of New Zealand (London, 1859), with caption Kororareka in 1849 from a sketch by Colonel Bridge. The location of Bridge's drawing or watercolour is not known. The wood engraving includes the carved prow of a large waka on the far right, and another large waka in the water being rowed into shore. Williams' pencil drawing includes a very small waka on the water. Inscriptions: Recto - bottom left - title in ink Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil, 252 x 365 mm Transfers: Removed from the Bridge / Williams sketchbook E-320-f? The paper is the same as A-079-019, also removed from this sketchbook, and marks alongthe left side on the verso of the work suggest that it was once glued into a bound volume.
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1 drawing(s), Works of art, Pencil works, Pencil, 252 x 365 mm
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