Album, Birds on Tutira Station

Guthrie-Smith, William Herbert
Cunningham, Sheila H
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These photographs are of birds on Tutira Station taken by Herbert Guthrie Smith.

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 a kingfisher by Sheila Cunningham. The photographs show the following: a pigeon, tūī, wax-eye, kiwi, fantail, fernbird, sparrow hawk, kingfisher, dotterel, kākā, parakeet, pied stilt, pipit and weka.
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Photograph album with black pages, photographs with explanatory labels.
Height x Width: 177 x 234mm
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gifted by Ashley Cunningham
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m91/16, Album 38b, 21846


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