Story: European exploration

‘Baker’s Saddle – Strackon Glacier’

‘Baker’s Saddle – Strackon Glacier’

As well as being an outstanding bushman, Charlie Douglas was a proficient artist. This view of the Strauchon Glacier, in a northern tributary of the Copland River, looks towards Aoraki/Mt Cook, with Mt La Perouse to the left. Douglas probably painted this scene when he was searching the Copland valley in the 1890s for a mule track to the Hermitage hotel.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-058-047
Pencil and watercolour sketch by Charles Edward Douglas

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Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - The end of exploration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/11281/bakers-saddle-strackon-glacier (accessed 19 May 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007