On the 9th Day of Christmas

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Tuesday 22 December 2009
Sarah Eades

Hopefully you are not all bored of this yet, im impressed to have made it this far and still have a whole load of suggestions for each one from you all.

Here we go again........

on the 9th Day of Christmas
my true love gave to
me

9 sacks of pipis / 9 ladies dancing

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Clare Leighton, Clam Diggers, Cape Cod, wood engraving,
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1947

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Josiah Martin, Dancing women, Nukunuku, Tonga, gelatin silver print
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1998


or.....
Ans Westra, The Hikoi, Waitangi, 1984, 1984, gelatin silver print
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1997

Jean Horsley, Dancing figures, 1962, oil on canvas, Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 1988 A Lois White, Pattern inspired by rain, circa 1941, oil on cardboard, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1992
...8 maids a milking
Unknown, Krishna With Radha and the Milkmaids, circa 1750, tempera on paper, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1970

......7 eels a swimming
George French Angas, Implements & Domestic Economy, circa 1847, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 2009

.......6 Geese a laying
Vera Temple, Canada Goose, 1939, colour lithograph, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953

....5 goooooooooold rings
Gavin Hipkins, The Ring, 2000, photographic paper/paper (fiber product)/Materials, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 2004

.......4 huhu grubs
Richard Killeen, Black crawlers, 1978, acrylic lacquer on aluminiumAuckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1981

....3 French hens
John Tarlton, Hitching home - mid-term break, 1989, cibachrome photograph,Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 1989

....2 turtle doves
Percy Thomas, The Doves, etching, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of Mrs Ada Chapman Taylor, 1930

......and a pukeko in a ponga tree"
Percy Bagnall, Pukeko, 1919, colour lithographAuckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, transferred from the Auckland Public Library, 1932

If you are interested in more kiwi specific folk songs i found this site here which has a fascinating list of lots