Official Opening of the Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

Frank Denton, Photographer

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in Sep 1919.
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Object Detail

Image 150 x 202 mm
Secondary Support 247 x 304 mm
silver gelatin print on paper
Black and white photograph mounted on cardboard with grey printed frame around the image. Photograph shows a large crowd assembled outside the front doors of the Sarjeant Gallery at Pukenamu Queen's Park. A temporary wooden platform is located in front of the steps and the then Prime Minister of New Zealand - the Right Honorable W.F. Massey - is standing at the front of the platform addressing the crowds. Two flagpoles flying the Union Jack are situated each side of the platform. A number of dignitaries are seated on the platform. Almost everyone present is wearing a hat. In the foreground is a pram and a small child looking at the photographer. The ground where everyone is standing appears to be sand rather than grass.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Johanna Spittal and Henry Newrick, 2022
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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