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)

The Hon William Swanson MLC
Charles F Goldie
Production date
oil on canvas
1270 x 1016 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1920
Accession no
Other ID
0/44 Old Accession Number
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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