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Artists in Wonderland

New Zealand’s ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Pink and White Terraces, was buried 130 years ago in the eruption of Mt Tarawera. Rebecca Rice highlights paintings and photographs from Te Papa’s collection that feature this magical ‘wonderland’ and inspire a sense of awe in viewers to this day.


<P>New Zealand’s ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Pink and White Terraces, was buried 130 years ago in the eruption of Mt Tarawera. Rebecca Rice highlights paintings and photographs from Te Papa’s collection that feature this magical ‘wonderland’ and inspire a sense of awe in viewers to this day.</P>
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Charles Blomfield, White Terraces, 1882, oil on canvas,
Gift of Sir Guy Berry, South Africa, 1960.
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz

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Daniel Louis Mundy, Pink Terrace, 1870s, black and white photograph, albumen silver print,
Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds.
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz

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Charles S. Spencer, Pink Terrace, circa 1900, black and white photograph, hand coloured print,
Purchased 2013.
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz

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John B. Hoyte, The White Terraces, circa 1875, watercolour,
Gift of the Family of Patrick and Davina Foot, 2016.
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz

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John B. Hoyte, The Pink Terraces, circa 1875, watercolour on paper,
Gift of the Family of Patrick and Davina Foot, 2016.
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz

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Charles Blomfield, Pink Terraces, 1886, oil on canvas,
Acquisition history unknown, 1943.
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz

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Joseph Gaut, Nature’s Adornment, Umbrella Buttress, Pink Terrace, Rotorua, 1884, Oil on canvas,
Purchased 2013.
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz

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Burton Brothers studio, Umbrella Buttress, Pink Terrace, circa 1880s, black and white photograph, albumen silver print,
Purchased 2013.
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz