Kōrero: Sandflies and mosquitoes
The artist William Webster Hawkins made this sketch of himself in a room at Abbott's accommodation house, Featherston (in the Wairarapa) around 1867. He notes that he would have been ‘devoured alive’ had he not been quick in dressing, and vows ‘not to stay there the night again if I can help it’.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
Ink drawing by William Webster Hawkins
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