Edward Gifford painted this bustling Queens Wharf scene in 1887. As waterside workers load cargo, others promenade and converse. A paddle steamer in the foreground and new buildings along Quay Street reflect the city’s modernity and progress.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil on canvas by Edward Gifford
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