Pukerimu, Landing place.

Date Created

1864

Identifier

Hocken Pictorial Collections - 75/155
a13203

Description

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.

Extent

72 x 133 mm

Medium

pen, sepia ink & blue wash on paper

Temporal Coverage

Provenance

Given by Dr H.D. Skinner, Dunedin, 1948.

Is Part Of

Williams

Files

a13203.jpg

Citation

Williams, E. A. (Edward Arthur), 1824-1898, “Pukerimu, Landing place.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 25, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/4933.