Story: Rural recreation

Musical group

Musical group

This watercolour, painted by William Mathew Hodgkins around 1880, captures a common colonial scene. A group gathers around a piano and joins in the music-making by singing or playing an instrument.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-213-013
Watercolour by William Mathew Hodgkins

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Rural recreation - Making their own fun', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008