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Aubrey paints Eketahuna, 1891

Aubrey, Christopher, fl 1870s-1900s :[Eketahuna]. 1891.
Reference Number: C-030-011
Shows houses in the small town of Eketahuna in the middle distance, behind a large depression, around which a road has been made. Horses graze in the right foreground, a horse and carriage travels from the right towards the town, and in the right distance is a white church or school building. Some land clearing has been done in the depression which has some tree stumps and trunks lying on the ground. File prints of other versions identify the horse and carriage as the stage coach from Alfredton.

Aubrey, Christopher, fl 1870s-1900s :[Eketahuna]. 1891
Shows the main street of Eketahuna with the two-storied brick-coloured Club Hotel in the centre and James Jones' General Store and Temperance Hotel on the right with the stage coach from Alfredton in front

Aubrey, Christopher, fl 1870s-1900s :[Eketahuna]. 1891.
Shows horses and treestumps in foreground, a horse-drawn carriage, a church and the main street of Eketahuna

Aubrey, Christopher, fl 1870s-1900s :Eketahuna. 1892.
Shows two carriages, cows grazing in a field in the foreground, the main street of Eketahuna with J Jones' shop and Temperance Hotel, the Club hotel & G. Edwards' butcher's cart

Manuscripts and Pictorial, Alexander Turnbull Library


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