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National Centennial Exhibition of New Zealand Art Catalogue

Charles Heaphy

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Charles Heaphy

Charles Heaphy was born about 1820 in England, and came to New Zealand on the Tory in 1839. He joined a surveying party which went up to Taranaki and thence to the Bay of Islands where he sketched constantly. After several exploratory trips, he settled in Auckland, and in 1842 returned to England where he published his Narrative of a Residence in Various Parts of New Zealand. Later returning to New Zealand he did a considerable amount of exploration, and in 1864 was awarded the Victoria Cross for service in the Maori Wars. His paintings and sketches of various parts of New Zealand form an extremely valuable record of early life here.

134            EARLY WELLINGTON

135            KAKARIKI

136            KAURI FOREST


(water colours) Lent by the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington