Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Augustus Earle, Sketches Illustrative of the Native Inhabitants and Islands of New Zealand.

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Augustus Earle, Sketches Illustrative of the Native Inhabitants and Islands of New Zealand. London: Lithographed & published under the auspices of the New Zealand Association by Robert Martin, 1838.

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1838

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1838

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Bliss, OEB Ear
Hocken Library

Abstract

Augustus Earle (1793-1838) visited New Zealand during October 1827 and May 1828. He was the first trained artist to visit New Zealand and reside for any length of time among the Northland Maori. His paintings, those that survived a fire in Australia in May 1828, form a remarkable commentary on early New Zealand. They not only depict the beauty of the country but also his appreciation of the Maori, whom he much admired. This is his sketch of Kororareka Beach.

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Augustus Earle (1793-1838), “Augustus Earle, Sketches Illustrative of the Native Inhabitants and Islands of New Zealand.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 17, 2019, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6303.

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