Painting; The landing of Sir George Grey from H.M.S. 'Brisk' at Port Chalmers, 1...
Painting; The landing of Sir George Grey from H.M.S. 'Brisk' at Port Chalmers, 1867About this object
This oil painting captures the scene at Port Chalmers when Sir George Grey landed from H.M.S. 'Brisk', 14 February 1867. ‘The jetty was well decorated. At the sea end, there was a cabbage tree, with an ensign floating above it; and shoreward of the landing steps were two neat arches of foliage and flags, with festoons connecting the two. On one of the arches was the inscription, “Welcome Sir George Grey, ‘Tho’ ye’ve been lang o’ comin.’” That was, no doubt, a rather direct reminder of a failure to “come” when the New Zealand Exhibition was to be opened, in 1865;…’ – Otago Daily Times, 15 February 1867.Maker
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