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Original Acrylic:
"Stanfields Hut, Kaimanawas"

Stanfields is a very old hut in the Tauranga-Taupo Valley in the Kaimanawas about 30 mins below the Dunkirk-Cascade Hut and upstream from a waterfall.

It is built of pumice (which abounds around the volcanic central North Island plateau), and malthoid. With its great pumice chimney, it retains the true flavour of the New Zealand outback before it got taken over and organised by bureaucracy.

The long-handled axe in its prominent position is a reminder of the necessities for survival in these remote locations. It used to be an unwritten protocol that before you quit a hut, you made sure there was plenty of wood chopped ready for the next arrival.

Acrylic on board. Size 18.5in x 14.75in. Artist's Collection.

Original Pencil Drawing:
"Stanfields Hut"

Illustration for "Memories of New Zealand Deerstalking” ed Tony Orman
AH & AW Reed ISBN 0 589 01379 3

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