The Pride of Maraekakaho [pc]*


Maraekakahoe Woolshed was built in 1883 south of Hastings in Hawke’s Bay NZ. It is now a Historic place. I obtained permission from the current owners to go into the building where I did sketches inside & out and took a number of photographs from which I have done several paintings. The shed is T shaped, originally  2 shearing boards with 28 stands, One for Maori and one for Pakeha. Today only 5 stands are used.

This is one of the first sheds in NZ to have equipment installed in 1885. The Woolroom is in the North wing. A windlass with a pulley wheel in the north gable was used to move bales of wool to and from the loft, which was extensive running the length of the building and was also used to store grain. A grinding room was added in 1895. A Race dip added in 1930. Capacity 5000 sheep undercover. In the early day’s sheep from all over HB were shorn in this shed and from as far west as Taupo. I painted this work from the north-west looking south.

Signed Limited Edition F/A prints available on request.

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