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Charles F Goldie

Sophia, the Heroine of Tarawera

Sophia, the Heroine of Tarawera by Charles F Goldie

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Kororarekea, now commonly known as Russell, was the birthplace of the famous guide Te Paea Hinerangi or Guide Sophia.

In her later years she lived at Wairoa village, near Lake Tarawera, where she earned a living showing tourists around the pink and white terraces of Rotomahana. A significant female role model in the long-standing tradition of ‘guiding’, Sophia personified the very best of who Māori were at the time. (Chic Colonials: Ataahua, 2003)

Title
Sophia, the Heroine of Tarawera
Artist/creator
Production date
1910
Medium
oil on oak panel
Size (h x w)
203 x 152 mm
Inscription
(label on verso of frame) Sophie the Heroine of Tarawera by C F Goldie. Sale Price £14-14-0). (brushpoint - u.r.) C.F. Goldie 1910.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Lincoln N Astley, 1987
Accession no
1987/1
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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