Trevor Moffitt (1936–2006) painted a variety of Southland scenes, including this image of customs and excise men seizing illegally distilled liquor from a truck, from his Hokonui moonshine series of paintings. Distilling was very common in the Hokonui Hills in the 1920s and 1930s, when much of Southland was officially ‘dry’.
Image courtesy of the artist's estate.
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Southland Museum and Art Gallery
Oil on board by G. T. Moffitt
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