Charles F Goldie

The Hon William Swanson MLC

The Hon William Swanson MLC by Charles F Goldie

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In the 1850s, William Swanson ran a successful logging business in Hobsonville and Swanson. A family friend of Goldie, he pioneered the use of timber dams to transport kauri logs out of the Waitakere Ranges.

As kauri timber was felled from the land, gum diggers would scour the land for kauri-gum while farmers took over the cleared land. (Enduring Nature: Hoki Atu Hoki Mai, 2004)

Title
The Hon William Swanson MLC
Artist/creator
Production date
1901
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
1270 x 1016 mm
Inscription
C.F. Goldie 1901 Auckland (l.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1920
Accession no
1920/9
Other ID
0/44 Old Accession Number
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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