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Coprosma acerosa Coprosma acerosa
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with fruit. Two branching brown stems are depicted with clusters of small leaves. The green leaf blades are small and needle-shaped. Interspersed along the stems are round white-blue berries, some singular and some in small clusters. The berries look similar to small opals, hence the common name for the tree, 'Opal Berry'. There are leaves depicted in a wash of browns.

The painting is marked "NINA JONES" and titled "COProsMA AcErOSA."
A4882
Coprosma grandifolia Coprosma grandifolia
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a tree with flowers and fruit. Two green stems are depicted with opposite leaves on petioles. The green leaf blades have pinnate venation, with triangular scale-like appendages at the base of leaves (stipules). At the bottom of the stem are small oval-shaped red berries on stalks. Interspersed along the stem are small clusters of flowers. Some of the flowers have white hair-like petals, whilst other clusters have small green-white flowers with tiny petals and long hair-like stamens. There are leaves depicted in a wash of purples and greens.

The painting is marked "NiNA JONES" and "CoprosMA grANdifoLiA."
A4882
Coprosma robusta Coprosma robusta
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with fruit. Two branching brown stems are depicted with alternate and opposite leaves. The green leaf blades are spear-shaped with smooth margins at the terminal ends of the stems. There are many dense clusters of small round orange-red berries.

The painting is marked "NiNA JONES" and "CoProsMA robuStA"
A4882
Corynocarpus laevigata (Karaka) Corynocarpus laevigata (Karaka)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of part of a tree with fruit. Two green stems are depicted, one with fruit and one with alternate leaves. The green leaf blades are oval-shaped with pinnate venation. The long green oval fruit are depicted in a small cluster.

The print is titled "Corynocarpus laevigata (Karaka)” and “a laurel-like tree 40 feet high, with leaves 4-7 inches long. Fruit bright orange colour, pulp edible, the kernel poisonous until steeped for a long time in salt and water, formerly much used for food by the Maories. North Island". [sic]
Country church Country church
Watercolour painting on paper with card backing. The painting depicts a view across woodland toward a church. In the foreground on the left is a tree stump surrounded by grasses. On the right is a pond, with a dirt mound in the middle on top of which is a horizontal log. In the middle ground are tall trees and two tree stumps. In the background is a small church with a central nave and two small protruding gabled sections, one at the side and one at the end of the building. There is a low fence in front of the church. To the right is a second building. In the distance are a series of hill ranges, and sky.

At the bottom of the composition is 'MUNTZ' and 'MUNTZ' and '20 x 14'
Dianella intermedia (Blueberry) Turutu Dianella intermedia (Blueberry) Turutu
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of a plant with fruit and an insect. Long, narrow spear-shaped leaf blades point upwards and outwards from a central base. There are several long slender branching brown stems with dark blue, oval-shaped berries. A butterfly or moth is depicted on a berry stalk with beige wings with a series of grey-blue dots along the outer edge.

The print is titled "Dianella intermedia. (Blue berry)" and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "TURUTU" and "A grass like plant. Leaves 1-5 feet long, very slender, much branched stems, flowers small greenish white, berries a lovely blue. More common and finer in the North than Middle Islands, frequent in fern lands and woods".
Dicksonia squarrosa (Wheki) Dicksonia squarrosa (Wheki)
Handcoloured lithograph on cream paper with card backing. The print is a botanical illustration of a fern. Two brown-black densely haired frond stalks are depicted including a frond depicted as a hairy, coiled bud. Several fronds are depicted with pointy, serrated leaflets.

The print is titled "Dicksonia squarrosa." and on a piece of paper affixed to paper "WHEKI" and "A Handsome Tree-Fern, slender black trunk 10-20 feet high Abundant throughout New Zealand"
Discaria toumatou Discaria toumatou
Watercolour painting on rectangular sheet of brown paper, with a brown window mount, and backing. The painting is a botanical illustration of part of a shrub with flowers. A red brown stem is depicted with opposite leaves. The stems are lined with green spikes, with tiny green oval-shaped leaf blades at the terminal ends of the stems. Interspersed along the stems are clusters of tiny cream flowers. There are stems and spikes depicted in a wash of colours.

The painting is marked "NiNA JONES." and "DiscAriA ToumAtou"
A4882
Dr Greenwood's house in Motueka on right, 1852 Dr Greenwood's house in Motueka on right, 1852
Watercolour painting on two sheets of paper, mounted flat on card backing. The painting depicts the Greenwood land, house and outbuildings. A flax lined fence spans the width of the foreground. Receding back in to the middle-ground are fenced paddocks, most green, with two sections of brown fields on the right. Beyond the paddocks of brown are livestock, including horses and cattle. On the left in the middle-distance is a fenced brown paddock which appears to have been harvested, as there are small brown piles which have the appearance of hay. Behind the paddock is a small house and two other small dwellings. Moving the eyes over to the left is a cluster of structures. Information on the back of the painting describe “house on the other side. New dairy and store room. Scullery or workshop. Woodlands. Oats. Potatoes. New bedrooms. Stable. Barn. Cowhouse and calf shed. Stockyard in front. Oats". Beyond the farmhouses is a dense stand of trees, spanning the width of the picture. In the background are high rolling hills and a light coloured sky.

The painting is signed and dated "S.G. 1852"

A label at centre front lower edge reads 'GREENWOOD, Mrs Sarah. Dr GREENWOOD'S HOUSE on right IN MOTUEKA, 1852. Dr Bett noted that the house 'Woodlands' stands in the bush in what is now the middle of the town'.
Dr. Renwick's house, with cacti Dr. Renwick's house, with cacti
Watercolour painting on paper, with card backing. The painting depicts a single storey cottage and gardens. In the foreground is a lawn and gardens. A pathway curves from near the bottom left corner across to the right middle-ground. On either side of the path are small raised garden beds with small plants and shrubs. To the right of the picture is an archway over the path, and at the pictures right edge a large plant with long, lance-shaped leaves with toothed margins. There is another archway further back in the picture covered with vegetation. In the middle-distance is a cottage with two sets of French doors and a veranda. The veranda has a series of columns, the criss-cross design echoing the patterns in the archways. The French doors on the right are open. There is a prominent brick chimney on top of the cottage and a second smaller chimney with a funnel and brown smoke. There are various trees, shrubs and potted plants about the cottage. In the background are rolling hills and a blue sky and white clouds above the hills.

The painting is signed "J.W. SAXTON."
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