This scene of bustling activity on Queens Wharf, Auckland, was painted by Edward Gifford in 1887. Auckland continued to show signs of prosperity in the 1880s, with a continued boom in the trade of kauri timber and ongoing returns from the Thames goldfields. However some Auckland merchants did suffer in the slump at the end of the decade.
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Oil on canvas by Edward Gifford
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