Model [Tower Bridge, London]; Charles White; XTS.2134


Model [Tower Bridge, London]

About this object

Model; a model of the Tower Bridge, London, carved from kauri gum. It is enclosed in a wooden glazed case.

This model was carved by Charles White in the 1890s. White had immigrated to New Zealand in 1873 and worked as a miner. He suffered an accident in the bush which resulted in him breaking his back. White spent eight years in Thames Hospital, where he carved this object. The choice of kauri gum as a medium reflects the importance of the gum industry at the time to the Hauraki area.

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Charles White

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W: 46.5cm
L: 64.5cm

Credit Line

Collection of Thames School of Mines, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

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