Richly illustrated with Charles Heaphy's remarkable paintings and drawings as well as photographs and maps from the period, this engaging work tells the story of Heaphy's life and his art. A draughtsman, explorer, surveyor, gold agent, geologist, soldier, war hero, politician, land commissioner, and judge—even by the versatile standards of Victorian pioneers, Charles Heaphy had an unusually varied career. His biography tells as much about his own life as it does of the settlement of New Zealand. From his earliest surviving watercolor of bird life in 1839 to his last-known sketch, drawn on the back of an envelope in 1879, Charles Heaphy's art represents a remarkable visual diary of life as a settler in New Zealand.
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Chapter One Young Charles ii
Chapter Two Company Man
Chapter Three The Explorer
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Alexander Turnbull Library Arthur Wakefield artist Auckland Central City Auckland City AUCKLAND WAR MEMORIAL bird British Brunner Buller Buller River caption Central City Library Charles Heaphy Charles's chief coast Colonel colonial colonists Company's Coromandel Daily Southern Cross depicted Dieffenbach Dillon district England European expedition explorer Gallery Geological governor Harbour Heaphy seems Heaphy's Heaphy's paintings Hobson Hochstetter included Jerningham John journal journey Kaipara Kate kauri Kehu Kingites land later letter lithograph London look Maori McLean MEMORIAL MUSEUM Moore Motueka Native Reserves Nelson Examiner Ngati Toa ofthe Pages Pakeha pen and ink Perhaps pioneers Port Nicholson portrait probably published Rauparaha REFERENCE region Royal Academy settlement settlers ship Sir George Grey sketches South Island surveying surveyor Taranaki Tasman Bay Thomas Brunner Thomas Heaphy Tory town travelled Victoria Cross Waikato Wairau Wairoa River Wanganui watercolour painting Wellington Wharepouri William Wakefield Wynyard Zealand Company