Tar White

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Record 12/46
Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc
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Collection MHS Art
Date pre 1912
Description Oil painting of "Tar White", by James Irvin (born 17/12/1852, died 5/8/1912). Te Awaiti, in Tory Channel, known as Tar White by the whalers, was the site of Captain John (Jacky) Guard's first whaling station which he used from 1827.

The black fence around the property was made of whale bones. At the shoreline a shed is shown, the white brushstrokes depict whale bone roof supports.

Year range to 1912
Object ID 1993.138.0001
Object Name Painting
Other # 0706
People Irvin, James Senior
Hands, Alfred Watson
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Last modified on: November 16, 2015