Alfred Sharpe

View of Taupiri village and plain from the top of Little Taupiri Hill. Sunset

View of Taupiri village and plain from the top of Little Taupiri Hill. Sunset by Alfred Sharpe
View of Taupiri village and plain from the top of Little Taupiri Hill. Sunset by Alfred Sharpe

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By 1876, the Waikato railway had reached Taupiri, skirting the hill and crossing the bridge on the left. Sharpe’s vantage point, ‘Little Taupiri Hill’ is the sacred burial site of the Tainui tribes, looking out across the Waikato lands which had been confiscated following the New Zealand Wars of 1863-4.

Title
View of Taupiri village and plain from the top of Little Taupiri Hill. Sunset
Artist/creator
Production date
1876
Medium
watercolour painting, paper manuscript
Dimensions
883 x 1038 x 34 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Rev Charles Palmer, 1951
Accession no
1951/10
Other ID
1951/10/D, 0/204 Old Accession Number, OCM 2322 Old Accession Number
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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