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.

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.
Date
1852 - 1853
Ref
E-455-f-070-1
Description

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

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Pearse, John 1808-1882 :[Album. 1851-1856] / Pearse, John, 1808-1882 :Races held in the Wairarapa Plains in 1852.
Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Watercolour, 100 x 170 mm
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