Ferry, Whanganui River

Charles Decimus Barraud, Artist

This is one of the watercolours in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1860.
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About the Work
This flat bottomed cable ferry (punt) was used to transport people, horses, carts and livestock across the Whanganui River and was pulled across using a cable wire. It operated from where Whanganui iSite is located today across to near the site of the present Red Lion Hotel. To see a photograph by Frank Denton of a similar ferry that operated across the Whanganui River near Upokongaro until 1935, visit https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22310846?search%5Bpath%5D=photos&search%5Btext%5D=ferry+upokongaro
Image 232 x 360mm
Frame 480 x 580mm
watercolour and pencil on paper
Pale watercolour painting of a shoreline on the Whanganui River. Horses and carts are on the track alonside the river and a number of small building are to the right of the image.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Dr E.E. Porritt.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Pre 1977



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