Coal Shed in Tawa Street: Rotowaro - Two Years Apart

David Bramwell Cook
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Photograph taken in 1987 and 1989 by commissioned photographer, David Cook for use in the 2000 Shifting Ground: Stories from Rotowaro exhibition. Images depict the same scene taken two years apart. The upper image shows a wooden coal shed partially filled with coal, a miner's shovel is resting against the wall of the shed. There is a corrugated iron kennel to the left of the shed. The background (on the left) shows a single story wooden building atop an inclined slope. There is a washing line with washing on it in front of the house. The lower left of the image shows an area of garden with bushy, leafy plants in full bloom. The lower image shows the same scene but the garden, shed and house are missing. The land has been both cleared and flattened. A small shed/kennel can be seen beside a power pole in the near distance.
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B/W photo, silver gelatin print mounted on archival, acid-free matting board
Parts 1-2: 225x605mm
Matted Whole: 610x815mm
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Commissioned Photograph by David Cook:
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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