A Pioneering Spirit

A Pioneering Spirit
Josiah Martin
Diggers Scraping Kauri Gum 19th century
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Event Details

Journey back to the 19th century when European immigrants began settling in Aotearoa New Zealand. Enticed by tales of the country's clement weather and resource-rich environment, people travelled across the globe in search of a peaceful and prosperous way of life.

Experience this time of massive change through works by both professional and amateur artists.

Part of the New Zealand Art: Insights and Connections series of exhibitions drawn from our collection

Date
Curated by
Ngahiraka Mason
Location
Level 1
Cost
Free entry

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Saint Thomas' Church, Tamaki
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Charles Blomfield

Production date
1886
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
200 x 349 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir John Logan Campbell, 1887
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1887/8
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Wooden headstone, Saint Peter's Church, Onehunga
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John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
249 x 185 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/37
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The Charred remains of the forest
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Julius Geissler

Production date
1919
Medium
pen
Size (h x w)
235 x 311 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr John Leech and the Old Colonist's Museum, 1926
Accession no
1926/5/3
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Julius Geissler

Production date
1919
Medium
pen
Size (h x w)
235 x 324 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr John Leech and the Old Colonist's Museum, 1926
Accession no
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The Settler's homestead
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Julius Geissler

Production date
1919
Medium
pen
Size (h x w)
235 x 311 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr John Leech and the Old Colonist's Museum, 1926
Accession no
1926/5/4
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John Hanna

Production date
circa 1870
Medium
albumen
Size (h x w)
41 x 70 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr G Moonen, 1989
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1989/56/3
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The driving creek, Coromandel, looking south
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Charles Heaphy

Production date
1862
Medium
pen and wash
Size (h x w)
357 x 1115 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
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Charles Heaphy

Production date
1853
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
330 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs Tolhurst, 1947
Accession no
1947/10/2
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A Sawyer's clearing in a forest of Kauri
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Charles Heaphy

Production date
1845
Medium
lithograph
Size (h x w)
342 x 240 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr John Leech, 1916
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1916/8
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Allen Hutchinson

Production date
1902
Medium
bronze
Size (h x w)
355 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Miss Isa Outhwaite
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Thomas Hutton

Production date
19th century
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
220 x 278 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1939
Accession no
1939/17/8
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John Kinder

Production date
1864
Medium
watercolour
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Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Harry Kinder, 1937
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1937/15/15
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John Kinder

Production date
1867
Medium
albumen on paper
Size (h x w)
143 x 96 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
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1983/22/42
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John Kinder

Production date
circa 1868-circa 1869
Medium
albumen on paper
Size (h x w)
213 x 160 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/22/41
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John Kinder

Production date
circa 1877
Medium
albumen on paper
Size (h x w)
178 x 258 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/22/51
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Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
1876
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
769 x 641 x 75 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the family of Herbert William Brookes, 2001
Accession no
2001/34/1
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Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
circa 1876
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
768 x 648 x 75 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the family of Herbert William Brookes, 2001
Accession no
2001/34/2
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James Rutherford

Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
823 x 691 x 70 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr W J Rutherford, 1955
Accession no
1955/38/1
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Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
1876
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
829 x 699 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr W J Rutherford, 1955
Accession no
1955/38/2
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Portrait of William Smart
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Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
1914
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
787 x 667 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs Irene Patterson, 1956
Accession no
1956/5
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Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
1888
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
868 x 690 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1954
Accession no
1954/21
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Hinemoa
Hinemoa

Gottfried Lindauer

Production date
1907
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1080 x 1335 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs M A Partridge, 1931
Accession no
1931/9
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Panmure church, view looking up Tamaki
Panmure church, view looking up Tamaki

Albin Martin

Production date
circa 1853
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
355 x 448 x 60 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M1992/1/1
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Diggers scraping kauri gum
Diggers scraping kauri gum

Josiah Martin

Production date
19th century
Medium
albumen print
Size (h x w)
154 x 208 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1973
Accession no
1973/17/38
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(Cutting down the kauri)
(Cutting down the kauri)

Josiah Martin

Production date
19th century
Medium
albumen print
Size (h x w)
293 x 239 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1973
Accession no
1973/17/66
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Hamurana River
Hamurana River

Josiah Martin

Production date
19th century
Medium
albumen print
Size (h x w)
152 x 205 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1973
Accession no
1973/17/16
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Hamurana Spring
Hamurana Spring

Josiah Martin

Production date
19th century
Medium
albumen print
Size (h x w)
152 x 206 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1973
Accession no
1973/17/15
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Albin Martin
Albin Martin

Josiah Martin

Production date
circa 1885
Medium
photograph (albumen print)
Size (h x w)
118 x 95 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mrs Elizabeth Irvine, 1988
Accession no
1988/24
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Excursionists at Cascade Cove, "Waikare" Sounds Expedition
Excursionists at Cascade Cove, "Waikare" Sounds Expedition

Thomas Muir

Production date
1901
Medium
albumen
Size (h x w)
142 x 193 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/55/12
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Sutherland Falls party, "Waikare" Sounds expedition
Sutherland Falls party, "Waikare" Sounds expedition

Thomas Muir

Production date
1901
Medium
albumen
Size (h x w)
140 x 199 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/55/13
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Bush fire, Waikato Heads
Bush fire, Waikato Heads

Enos Pegler

Production date
1899
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
202 x 145 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/14/46
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Fairy Bath, Okoroire
Fairy Bath, Okoroire

Enos Pegler

Production date
1893
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
149 x 203 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1990
Accession no
1990/14/43
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Cemetery, Napier
Cemetery, Napier

Spence

Production date
Unknown
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
106 x 151 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1999
Accession no
1999/33/48
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Mission Settlement, Puriri, Thames
Mission Settlement, Puriri, Thames

L Spicer William Wade

Production date
Post 1874
Medium
pencil
Size (h x w)
185 x 248 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr B W Lawson, 1949
Accession no
1949/11/4
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Cottage Interior
Cottage Interior

Louis John Steele

Production date
Unknown
Medium
watercolour and gouache
Size (h x w)
189 x 138 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1955
Accession no
1955/6/7
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A Settler's Homestead - Sunset
A Settler's Homestead - Sunset

John Symons

Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
682 x 937 x 78 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mr Fred Miller, 1914
Accession no
1914/1
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(Maori group by a river)
(Maori group by a river)

John Symons

Production date
circa 1864
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
400 x 530 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki , purchased 1989
Accession no
1989/29
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The family and residence of W.T.L. Travers, Christchurch
The family and residence of W.T.L. Travers, Christchurch

William Travers

Production date
Unknown
Medium
albumen photographic print
Size (h x w)
126 x 189 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1988
Accession no
1988/17/26
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Travers's Station (2)
Travers's Station (2)

William Travers

Production date
Unknown
Medium
albumen photographic print
Size (h x w)
190 x 240 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1988
Accession no
1988/17/51