Letter, Fred Hamshar

Hamshar, Frederick
Production date
23 Jun 1876
Current rights
Public Domain
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Brief Description
Letter written by Fred Hamshar at Waihua Ferry, Hawke's Bay, to his brother Tom in England. It is undated, but follows on from a letter written the previous night with the date 22nd June 1876.
Fred tells Tom about a large group of Māori that came across on the ferry to attend a tangi for a chief, and returned "so drunk they could scarcely stand". He answers Tom's question regarding the direction of the sunrise and sunset in New Zealand, according to the compass in his hand, and tells the story of a horse that his uncle [James Hamshar] brought home for him that bolted as soon as he tried to ride her.
Production date
23 Jun 1876
Production period
Media/Materials description
paper, ink
Height x Width: 179 x 115mm
Subject period
Subject date
23 Jun 1876
Credit line
gifted by Robyn Kunaiti
Other number(s)
2018/10/3, 95281
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