Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Kauri forest, Wairoa River, Kaipara. 
In the foreground are five men moving a log with ropes. Beyond them is a saw-pit with prepared timber and there is further timber cut into planks in the right foreground, with two axes and a jacket. There are two millers' huts, many trunks and tree-stumps and large stands of kauri trees.
Exhibited in 'Two centuries of New Zealand landscape art' Exhibition at Auckland City Art Gallery, 2 February - 22 April 1990.
Exhibited in 'Treasures in Trust' exhibition to celebrate 75th anniversary of the Alexander Turnbull Library in 1995.
The artist is likely to visited this timber camp between 26 and 29 December 1839 and the camp's location should be somewhere between Te Kopuru (south of Dargaville) and the confluence of the Mangakahia and Wairua Rivers, probably in the upper Wairoa, not far from Tangiteroria. It appears likely to have been a timber camp established by ex-Wesleyan Mission Society missionary William White, with a gang of Sydney sawyers, at a site known as Mangarata. See 'The unknown Kaipara' by Brian Byrne, p. 165-168 for further information.
Inscriptions: Recto - Chas Heaphy. No.8 [New Zealand Company numbering at top]
Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).
Physical Description: Watercolour 470 x 375 mm
Provenance: Purchased with other New Zealand Company material in London in 1915 by Alexander Turnbull.
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour 470 x 375 mmSee original record
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