This romantic oil painting of 1912 shows a fleet of double-hulled, ocean-going canoes hauling ashore in New Zealand from a still lagoon. Images such as this helped to popularise the myth of a Great Fleet for decades.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil painting by Kennett Watkins
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