HEAPHY, Charles;

Whangaroa Harbour

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Watercolour on paper
130 x 205mm

This small watercolour records a bay with a ship at anchor and a newly erected raupō whare close to the shore. A Māori waka with two sails can be seen in the harbour. This is a familiar subject that appears many times during the early years of colonisation.

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Exhibition History

Tirohanga Whānui: Views from the Past, Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, 15 April to 15 September 2017


Fletcher Trust Collection, purchased from McArthur and Company, 12 August 1986, lot 389


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