Kōrero: Camping

Camping at Cave, 1894

Camping at Cave, 1894

Alfred Walsh was a keen camper as well as an artist. While working as a teacher at the Christchurch School of Art, he painted this peaceful scene of a recreational camp at Cave, South Canterbury, in 1894. Two tents stand beside the Tengawai River as one camper prepares food beside the fire in the background. The well-used washing line to the right suggests this was a camp of some duration. Recreational camping became increasingly popular in New Zealand from this period.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Reference: 1962/27
Watercolour by Alfred Walsh, 1894

Permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Derby, 'Camping - Early New Zealand campers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/39185/camping-at-cave-1894 (accessed 30 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013