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Te Haerenga | The Passage
Te Haerenga | The Passage

FREE

Te Haerenga | The Passage

FREE

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Takoto
Takoto

FREE

Takoto

FREE

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CULTURAL ID; Marae, Maunga, Motu
CULTURAL ID; Marae, Maunga, Motu

FREE

CULTURAL ID; Marae, Maunga, Motu

FREE

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Puhoro
Puhoro

FREE

Puhoro

FREE

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Kintsugi workshop - September
Kintsugi workshop - September

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects. Loosely translating to ‘golden joinery’, kintsugi values breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, using lacquer and powdered metal to make visible repairs.

Kintsugi workshop - September

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for precision
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson as she reconstructs the artistic dialogue between Dutch abstract painter, Piet Mondrian and his younger British colleague, Ben Nicholson. Their relationship flourished in north London in late 1938, when the two friends worked side by side in neighbouring studios as the clouds of World War II gathered. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian and the quest for preci...

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

Join Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson to hear the story behind the creation of Claude Monet’s extraordinary water gardens at Giverny and the evolution of his Japanese bridge series, culminating in a discussion of a late bridge painting made by Monet, on loan at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. 

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Monet’s Garden and the Japanese Bridge

7.30 – 8.30pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only

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Moderna and Ferrara: Art cities off the beaten track
Moderna and Ferrara: Art cities off the beaten track

12–1pm

FREE

Join Giuseppe Gallina for this illustrated talk to learn about Modena and Ferrara: Art cities off the beaten track.

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Discovering what's new with FamilySearch
Discovering what's new with FamilySearch

12–1pm

FREE

A refresher and an update to what's new with FamilySearch's New Zealand and Pacific operations manager Mike Higgins.

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Advanced Photography with Simon Devitt
Advanced Photography with Simon Devitt

11am–3.30pm

Earlybird Members $225 (book before 1 April), Members $250, Non-Members $300 (includes a membership) Book now

Photographer, lecturer and award-winning publisher Simon Devitt returns with an exciting two-day workshop (two consecutive Sundays) dedicated to developing your visual language. Expand your skillset through curated practical exercises and gain an advanced understanding of photography as a storytelling medium.

Advanced Photography with Simon Devitt

11am–3.30pm

Earlybird Members $225 (book before 1 April), Members $250, Non-Members $300 (includes a membership) Book now

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Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India
Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India

6 – 7pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only (RSVP required) Book now

In advance of an exhibition on the history and meanings of colour (2022), Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson explores exuberant paintings of British painter Howard Hodgkin through his relationship to India and its artistic traditions. Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only. Please note, this lecture will be held onsite in the Gallery Auditorium. As spaces are limited, please register for a free ticket using the booking link.

Mackelvie Society Lectures: Howard Hodgkin and India

6 – 7pm

Free, Gallery and Mackelvie Society Members only (RSVP required) Book now

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Te Haerenga | A conversation with Shane Cotton
Te Haerenga | A conversation with Shane Cotton

12.30–1.30pm

Free for Members

Honoa ki te hono tawhiti ka kitea ai ki nga ringatoi Māori o enei rā. | Connect to the ancient past and see it through contemporary Māori artists. Journey with the artist, Shane Cotton and Senior Curator of International Art, Sophie Matthiesson as they explore the significance of vessels like the one central to the exhibition design, Te Puawai (pictured). During their midday conversation, they’ll explore the curatorial thinking behind Te Haerenga | The Passage.

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The stories we tell...
The stories we tell...

12–1pm

FREE

Join Principal Oral History Advisor Sue Berman to learn about the Auckland Stories archive and hear "The stories we tell...".

The stories we tell...

12–1pm

FREE

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Book event: The Back of the Painting
Book event: The Back of the Painting

2–3pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15, Volunteer Guides Free Book now

The authors of The Back of the Painting: Secrets and stories from art conservation – Linda Waters, Jenny Sherman and Sarah Hillary – convene for a lively discussion of their new book.

Book event: The Back of the Painting

2–3pm

Students $5, Members $10, Non-Members $15, Volunteer Guides Free Book now

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SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - May
SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - May

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

Please note: This event has sold out.

Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects. Loosely translating to ‘golden joinery’, kintsugi values breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, using lacquer and powdered metal to make visible repairs.

SOLD OUT: Kintsugi workshop - May

10.30am–1.30pm

Members $135, Non-Members $190 (includes a Membership) Book now

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Back Office: Archiving Exhibitions
Back Office: Archiving Exhibitions

5:30–6pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

Each month, we’re passing the mic to the people we work with to share the stories from the Back Office. Be it their favourite artwork, research or experiences on the job, they’ll be sharing their projects and passions.

 

Back Office: Archiving Exhibitions

5:30–6pm

Free for Members (RSVP required)

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Lieutenant Cooper's summer holidays
Lieutenant Cooper's summer holidays

12–1pm

FREE

Join historian and former research librarian David Verran to find out what Lieutenant Cooper did in his summer holidays in 1850.

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Walters Prize: Kōrero with the artists
Walters Prize: Kōrero with the artists

1pm—3pm

FREE

The Walters Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant contemporary art award. Established in 2002, this year will be the tenth iteration of the Walters Prize, which was conceived as a platform to foreground excellence in the visual arts. Come and hear from this year’s four nominated artists, each speaking in front of their art installations. 

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Walters Prize: Kōrero with the jury
Walters Prize: Kōrero with the jury

11am—12pm

FREE

The Walters Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s most significant contemporary art award. Established in 2002, this year will be the tenth iteration of the Walters Prize, which was conceived as a platform to foreground excellence in the visual arts. Come and hear the jury discussing four artworks, selected for their outstanding contributions to contemporary art in New Zealand in the preceding two-year period.

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Jean Wishart: Publishing Icon
Jean Wishart: Publishing Icon

12–1pm

FREE

Join author and former editor Jenny Lynch to hear about the late Jean Wishart and her successful development of New Zealand Woman's Weekly.

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SOLD OUT: Rag rugging workshop with Vita Cochran – May
SOLD OUT: Rag rugging workshop with Vita Cochran – May

10.30am–3.30pm

Members $150, Non-Members $200 (includes a Membership) Book now

Please note: This event has sold out.

Artist and maker, Vita Cochran will teach you how to make a hooked rug from old woollen garments and fabric. Recycle materials in an innovative way to create an original artwork imbued with history.

SOLD OUT: Rag rugging workshop with Vita Cochran – May

10.30am–3.30pm

Members $150, Non-Members $200 (includes a Membership) Book now

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100 Years of Curtain Calls
100 Years of Curtain Calls

12–1pm

FREE

Join us for this NZ Music Month event and hear Dr Julie Jackson-Tretchikoff as she entertains us with the remarkable story of 100 years of Auckland Music Theatre.

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Professional Learning Day for Art Educators – May 2021
Professional Learning Day for Art Educators – May 2021

9am—6pm

FREE (limited spots, registration required)

Professional Learning Day for Art Educators – May 2021

9am—6pm

FREE (limited spots, registration required)

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SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery
SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery

9am–3pm

$80 (+booking fees) per child, per day | $350 (+booking fees) per child, 5 days Book now

Please note: this programme is now sold out. Check back in June for more school holiday programming. 

School holiday programmes with activities inspired by Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery

9am–3pm

$80 (+booking fees) per child, per day | $350 (+booking fees) per child, 5 days Book now

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Friday Lates
Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

Friday Lates

Fridays until 9pm

FREE

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Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing
Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 7 May 2021

FREE

Friday Lates: Drop-in Drawing

Fridays 6.30–8pm until 7 May 2021

FREE

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Gallery tours
Gallery tours

11.30am and 1.30pm daily

FREE

Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to introduce you to the art, artists, stories and histories that make up our Gallery.

Gallery tours

11.30am and 1.30pm daily

FREE

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Hīkoi to Britomart
Hīkoi to Britomart

Sat & Sun, 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

Grab your walking shoes and join one of our kaiārahi/tour guides to explore significant Māori public artworks in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Hīkoi to Britomart

Sat & Sun, 2pm | 2pm everyday during school holidays

$25 or $22.50 (special Members price) plus service fees | Under 12s free with accompanying adult Buy tickets

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Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!
Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!

Sat & Sun 11am–3pm, public holidays and every day during school holidays

FREE

Whānau drop-ins are free, family-focused workshops held every Saturday and Sunday from 11am–3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!

Sat & Sun 11am–3pm, public holidays and every day during school holidays

FREE

Artworks

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Bread-fruit and Coconut Trees, Rarotonga
Bread-fruit and Coconut Trees, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/3
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Native Dance, Rarotonga
Native Dance, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/6
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Not on display

Native Dance, Rarotonga
Native Dance, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/11
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Pa Ariki, Queen Makea, Hon C H Mills, and Tinomana Ariki, at Rarotonga
Pa Ariki, Queen Makea, Hon C H Mills, and Tinomana Ariki, at Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/18
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Takitimu Natives, Rarotonga
Takitimu Natives, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/23
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A Native Dance, Rarotonga
A Native Dance, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/25
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Cattle at Tahiti, from Marquesas
Cattle at Tahiti, from Marquesas

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/49
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Not on display

The Party at Aitutaki
The Party at Aitutaki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/42
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Not on display

Scene, Avarua Village, Rarotonga
Scene, Avarua Village, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/30
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Street Scene, Apia, Samoa
Street Scene, Apia, Samoa

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/54
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Hon C H Mills, Resident Commissioner, and Leading Natives, Mauke
Hon C H Mills, Resident Commissioner, and Leading Natives, Mauke

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/37
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Village Scene, Penrhyn
Village Scene, Penrhyn

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/61
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View at Pago Pago, Samoa
View at Pago Pago, Samoa

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/68
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Schoolhouse, Niue
Schoolhouse, Niue

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/75
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Hon C H Mills presenting New Zealand Ensign, Niue
Hon C H Mills presenting New Zealand Ensign, Niue

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/73
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Wharf, Nukualofa, Tonga
Wharf, Nukualofa, Tonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/80
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River scene, Suva
River scene, Suva

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/87
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Hon C H Mills and Government Officials
Hon C H Mills and Government Officials

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/99
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Not on display

Sunday Island, Kermadecs
Sunday Island, Kermadecs

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/92
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Not on display

Native Dance, Rarotonga
Native Dance, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/8
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Not on display

Presentation from Queen Makea, Rarotonga
Presentation from Queen Makea, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/15
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Not on display

At Mangaia
At Mangaia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/13
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Not on display

Hon C H Mills acknowledging Presentation at Rarotonga
Hon C H Mills acknowledging Presentation at Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/20
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Mission-station, Rarotonga
Mission-station, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/27
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Not on display

Native Belles, Rarotonga
Native Belles, Rarotonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/32
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Mission Church, Mangaia
Mission Church, Mangaia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/39
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Scene, Aitutaki
Scene, Aitutaki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/46
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Not on display

Village Scene, Penrhyn
Village Scene, Penrhyn

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/63
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Not on display

Hon C H Mills, Resident Agent, and Arikis, Aitutaki
Hon C H Mills, Resident Agent, and Arikis, Aitutaki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/44
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Not on display

Samoan Girls, Pago Pago
Samoan Girls, Pago Pago

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/70
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The Tomb of Robert Louis Stevenson, Apia
The Tomb of Robert Louis Stevenson, Apia

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/58
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View at Pago Pago, Samoa
View at Pago Pago, Samoa

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/51
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King George and Party at Palace
King George and Party at Palace

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/82
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Neiafu Village, Vavau, Tonga
Neiafu Village, Vavau, Tonga

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/77
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Church at Tukao, Manihiki
Church at Tukao, Manihiki

Frederick Sears

Production date
1903
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/37/65
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