Kōrero: Auckland places



Seven-year old Fanny Osborne (née Malcolm) moved to Great Barrier Island (Aotea) with her family in 1859. In 1873 she and fellow resident Alfred Osborne eloped to marry in Auckland. They later returned to the island, where Fanny raised five daughters and painted local plants and flowers, such as this pōhutukawa. Her paintings are considered exceptional from both an artistic and a scientific perspective.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Watercolour by Fanny Osborne

Permission of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Barrier islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/16076/pohutukawa (accessed 3 June 2023)

He kōrero nā Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016