Charles F Goldie

The Story of the Arawa Canoe

The Story of the Arawa Canoe by Charles F Goldie

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This work offers an intimate account of Māori migration, which is in stark contrast to the grand drama of Goldie’s collaboration with Louis John Steele, The Arrival of the Māoris in New Zealand.

Painted on the lid of a cigar box forty years after The Arrival, it depicts an elderly woman and young child watching a model canoe. One can imagine her telling the story of Te Arawa sailing from Hawaiki and arriving on these shores. (Picturing History, 2009)

Title
The Story of the Arawa Canoe
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1938
Medium
oil on panel
Dimensions
115 x 197 mm
Inscription
Title inscribed in pencil on back in the artist's hand.
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1994
Accession no
1994/21
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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