Album, birds on Tutira Station
Guthrie-Smith, William Herbert
Cunningham, Sheila H
Inside the front cover of the album is a letter from Ashley Cunningham regarding his wife Sheila's friendship with Barbara Absolom who was the daughter of Herbert Guthrie-Smith. In 1977 Barbara gave Sheila 70 photographs of birds around Tutira taken by Guthrie-Smith in the 1920s. Sheila Cunningham mounted the photographs into two small albums of which this is the first.
On the title page is small painting of blue ducks drawn by Sheila Cunningham. The album contains photographs of: the pūkeko, paradise duck, brown duck or teal, scaup or black teal and blue ducks. In an envelope glued onto one of the pages are four photographs of birds one of which is identified as a parakeet.
Glued onto the back cover of the album is a letter addressed to Sheila Cunningham from Barbara Absolom dated 2 August 1976 thanking her for the article about her father.