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Gillet's Whaling Station on Kapiti Island, in 1844
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: photograph
Maker: Place made: unknown
Date made: 1900-1940
Materials: photographic process; photographic paper
Measurements: 4 in x 8 in
Nomenclature: whaling ports and other geographic matters
Monochrome photograph of a watercolor painting depicting Kapiti Island, New Zealand, and the whaling station there. In the bottom right corner of the photograph the label on the picture frame is visible; it reads, "GILLET"S WHALING STATION ON KAPITI ISLAND IN 1844. Water-colour painting by Gilfillian." There is a light leak on the photograph near the left edge of the painting, suggesting it may not have been professionally taken.