Christopher Aubrey painted this scene as a way of thanking the Smith family for their hospitality to him. The shores and islands of Paterson Inlet/Whaka ā Te Wera were one of the settled parts of Stewart Island in the 19th century. The painting shows the farm of ‘Yankee’ Smith at the far left and the house of whaler Manuel Gomez in the middle.
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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.