This comfortable-looking V-shaped tent, which was probably pitched on the Auckland waterfront, was home to a family of settlers in 1841. In this early colonial period tents were widely used, not for recreation but by residents who could find no better accommodation.
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Pen and wash sketch by Robert Porter, 1841
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