Gold, Charles Emilius, 1809-1871 :Wairau April 1851.
Shows a view looking west over the Wairau Plain with the Tuamarina Stream winding across it. In the foreground is a fenced grave, that of the Pakeha participants of the 'Wairau Affray' of 17 June 1843. There is a range of hills in the distance.
A pencil sketch of a similar scene identifies this grave as that of Captain Arthur Wakefield (See A-172-014).
The Wairau Affray took place in Tuamarina, Wairau Valley, on 17 June 1843. The 22 European victims, including Captain Arthur Wakefield, were buried in a large grave in the area in which they fell.
Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).
Physical Description: Watercolour, 163 x 245 mm
Provenance: Previously owned by Wellington art dealer Brian Weyburne. Earlier sold at McArthur's auction, Auckland, 20 October 1983, lot 70, for $2,000
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour, 163 x 245 mm, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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