Kōrero: Economic history

Auckland waterfront

Auckland waterfront

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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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil on canvas by Edward Gifford

Permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Brian Easton, 'Economic history - Boom and bust, 1870–1895', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/24333/auckland-waterfront (accessed 8 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Brian Easton, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010