Kōrero: Smoking

Swagman smoking a pipe (1 o 5)

Swagman smoking a pipe

Thomas Selby Cousin's 1875 engraving shows a swagman on the West Coast's Hokitika Road, smoking his clay pipe as he waits for his billy to boil. In the male communities of 19th-century New Zealand smoking a pipe was an almost universal indulgence, and both pipes and tobacco were comparatively inexpensive. Pipe smoking was often, as in this case, a solitary pleasure and an aid to contemplation, but it was also enjoyed in social situations such as the pub.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: PUBL-0047-1875-098-08
Wood engraving by Thomas Selby Cousins

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Smoking - The age of the pipe: the 19th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/38963/swagman-smoking-a-pipe (accessed 30 November 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013