Story: Gant, Robert

In a Wairarapa poppy field, c.1908

In a Wairarapa poppy field, c.1908

In classical mythology, the poppy symbolised death and resurrection. This image echoes Wilhelm von Gloeden’s poses of Sicilian peasant boys and Fred Holland Day’s ‘Orpheus’ photographs.

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Wairarapa Archive
Reference: 90-017/672
by Robert Gant

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Chris Brickell. 'Gant, Robert', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2020. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2021)