Whanganui River Drop Scene

Charles F Newham, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in circa 1910.
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About the Work
It is possible this is an image taken of Thomas William Downes on one of his many trips up the Whanganui River.
Measurements
Frame 1200 x 900 mm
Media
black and white photograph
Description
Large scale black and white photograph showing the 'Drop Scene' on the Whanganui River, with steep vertical cliffs covered in foliage and bush. In the foreground is a waka with 3 occupants, a man lying down resting, a man seated with a moustache and head scarf/cap, and another seated man, possibly Maori. The waka is tied to the bank. It is possible the man with moustache could be Thomas William Downes on one of his Whanganui River expeditions. The photograph is framed and glazed in a wide oak frame.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Bruce Speedy, 2021
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
20 Jul 2021

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Accession Number:
2021/4/1

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