On the second day of Christmas

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Tuesday 15 December 2009
Sarah Eades

On the second day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
2 Turtle Doves / 2 Kumera

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


They are not doves but there are at least two of them:

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Percy Bagnall, Black Backed Gulls, 1919, colour lithograph
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, transferred from the Auckland Public Library, 1932


or......................2 Kumera

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Gottfried Lindauer, The Time of Kai, 1907, oil on canvas
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915



Will you vote traditional or kiwi for this one, cast your votes by leaving a comment and let me know

......and a partridge in a pear tree / pukeko in a ponga tree

and the public vote makes the winner from yesterdayjoint between:

Pukeko (nominated by our curator, Ngahiraka Mason)
Percy Bagnall, Pukeko, 1919, colour lithographAuckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, transferred from the Auckland Public Library, 1932

and....

Partridge (nominated by our curator, Mary Kisler):
Paul Comolera, Partridge, bronzeMackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, bequest of James Tannock Mackelvie, 1885

Both curators will receive their prize before Christmas

Tomorrow: 3 French Hens and Three flax kits - get your nominations in