Pukerimu, Landing place.
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On original sketchbook mount: Pukerimu, Landing Place April 1864; verso in ink: Looking down the Waikato from the landing place, commissariat stores - the steamer coming up with flats in tow…[letter continues]…I read your letters looking on the scene I have attempted, only the crowd was much greater & confusion awful; on sketchbook facing page in ink: No 3. Looking down the Waikato from the landing place and commissariat stores. The steamer cruising up with flats in tow. The river is 100 yards broad here & very swift with an awkward rock in the middle. It winds about a good deal. The banks are high and in curious terraces. Probably it was once broader and less deep. The guns will be launched here in a day of two and terrible stiff work to get them up to the Camp, one mile off, over the plateau to the left of the spectator. Easter Sunday.
72 x 133 mm
pen, sepia ink & blue wash on paper
Given by Dr H.D. Skinner, Dunedin, 1948.
Is Part Of
Williams, E. A. (Edward Arthur), 1824-1898, “Pukerimu, Landing place.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 9, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/4933.