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John Parker Marshman

John Parker Marshman

Writer and artist Samuel Butler painted this portrait of his friend John Marshman in 1863, when both men were living in Canterbury. Marshman at that time held the office of sub-treasurer for the province. The colony’s ‘ordinary revenue’ was divided between the colonial government and provincial governments, so there were nine sub-treasurers for the nine provinces.

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Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
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Oil on canvas by Samuel Butler

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Treasury - The Treasury, 1840 to 1935', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/34929/john-parker-marshman (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 20 Jun 2012