Story: Auckland region

Auckland from the wharf

Auckland from the wharf

Edward Gifford painted this bustling Queens Wharf scene in 1887. As waterside workers load cargo, others promenade and converse. A paddle steamer in the foreground and new buildings along (probably) Quay Street reflect the city’s modernity and progress.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil on canvas by Edward Gifford

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How to cite this page:

Margaret McClure. 'Auckland region - Timber town: 1870–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 21-Sep-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/15896/auckland-from-the-wharf