Charles F Goldie

Day Dreams, Christmas time in Maoriland

Day Dreams, Christmas time in Maoriland by Charles F Goldie

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Pictured holding a child, Nataria Mitchell (Haupapa) lived at Te Papaiouru, Ohinemutu, on the water’s edge of Lake Rotorua. She belonged to the Ngāti Whakaue people of Te Arawa, the undisputed guardians of New Zealand’s most famous thermal region. At the time Goldie painted this portrait, the people of Ohinemutu lived in a perpetual cloud of steam with hot springs hissing, spouting, boiling and seething in every direction. (Chic Colonials: Ataahua, 2004)

Day Dreams, Christmas time in Maoriland
Production date
circa 1902
oil on canvas
555 x 415 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifted in memory of Frank Anthony Eden, 1988
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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