Auckland province celebrates its anniversary on 29 January, and the main event is a regatta on Waitematā Harbour. This tradition dates from before 1853, when the provinces were established. Māori participated in the events, as this painting of the war-canoe race of 1862 shows. In the background are the flag ships HMS Miranda (left) and HMS Fawn.
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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: GNZ993.2 S78
Watercolour by Frederick Rice Stack
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