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‘Garden at East Tamaki’

‘Garden at East Tamaki’

Albin Martin, one of New Zealand’s settler artists, established a farm at East Tāmaki, Auckland, in the 1850s. His painting of a garden, with its tall poplar trees, lawns and flower beds, depicts a scene resembling Britain or Europe much more than colonial New Zealand.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki, Mackelvie Trust Collection
Oil painting by Albin Martin

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gardens - Early settler gardens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2021)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008