2 thoughts on “Lake Horowhenua Hoyte 1866

  1. Diana Melvin November 5, 2015 / 11:57 am

    Could you tell me a little bit about this painting, as my Great Great Grandmother Hannah Retter I believe grew up there

  2. envirohistorynz November 11, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    Sure. All the information is in the post:
    Lake Horowhenua, ca 1866, by John Barr Clark Hoyte (1835 – 1913). The painting shows eel traps and two whares in the foreground at the lake’s edge at a river mouth. Three Maori are standing and seated in front of the buildings and there is a small canoe in the water and a European yacht in the distance. Bush and tall trees surround the water’s edge and the Tararuas can be seen in the background. Not to be reproduced without permission from Alexander Turnbull Library, ID C-052-007.

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