National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue
Augustus Earle (born 1798) was an Englishman, and was educated as an artist. After several years spent in the Mediterranean and the United States painting and sketching, he came to New Zealand in 1827 on the Governor Macquarie. He spent six months sketching and studying the manners of the Maori people from his headquarters at Kororareka. On returning to England he published his journals in 1832 as The Narrative of a Nine Months Residence In New Zealand. By this time Earle was again at sea as draughtsman on the Beagle, which called at New Zealand where he made further sketches.
77 A DANCE OF THE NEW ZEALANDERS
(Illustration from 'Nine Months' Residence In New Zealand,' 1832)
78 NATIVE VILLAGE AND COWDIE FOREST, HOKIANGA RIVER
(Illustration from 'Sketches in New Zealand,' 1838)
Lent by the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington