Top spiral-bound grey covered sketchbook branded Spiroflex No 121 Sketch Pad, 48 spirals, 15 leaves, containing drawings of:
Cover: labelled “Spiroflex No 121 Sketch Pad”
Cover overleaf: signed Centre pencil "H. Scales", LR ink "H Scales"
Page 1: signed LR ink "H Scales", pencil "H. Scales", numbered UR 1, pencil
Page 2: figure at sea, pencil, numbered UR 2, pencil
Page 3: figures at sea seen from behind, pastel, numbered UR 3, pencil
Page 4: figures seen from behind, pastel, numbered UR 4, pencil
Page 5: signed LR ink "H. Scales", pencil "H. Scales", numbered UR 5, pencil
Page 6: landscape with rainbow, pastel, numbered UR 6, pencil
Page 7: landscape, pastel, numbered UR 7, pencil
Page 8-10: Arum lilies, pastel
Page 11: signed LR ink "H. Scales"
Page 12: signed LR ink "H. Scales."
Page 13: signed LR ink "H. Scales."
Page 14: signed LL pastel "Scales"
Page 15: signed LR ink "H. Scales"
Inside back cover: Centre pastel "H Scales"
Back cover: LR pencil numbers
Front cover UL pencil H. Scales.
Front cover UR ink H Scales
Front cover UR pencil (not in artist's hand) 79-329 QE356
Front cover UR sticker Shepherd's 75c
Front cover UR ink Purchased in Fremantle, May, 1977
Front cover overleaf centre pencil H. Scales
Front cover overleaf LR ink H Scales
Page 1 LR ink H Scales
Page 1 LR pencil H. Scales
Page 2 LR ink H. Scales
Page 2 LR pencil H. Scales
Page 3 LL ink H. F. V. Scales May 1977
Page 3 LR ink H. F. V. Scales May 1977
Page 3 LR pencil H Scales
Page 4 centre left ink Helen Scales May 1977 in the bar at sea.
Page 4 LR pencil H. Scales
Page 5 LR ink H. Scales
Page 5 LR pencil H. Scales
Page 6 LL pencil [illegible] Rotorua 1987
Page 6 LR pencil H. Scales
Page 6 LR ink H. Scales
Page 7 LL pencil Lake Rotorua
Page 7 LR ink H Scales
Page 7 LR pencil 1978
Page 8 LR ink H. Scales
Page 9 LL pencil Brentwood 1978
Page 9 LR ink H. Scales
Page 10 LL pencil Brentwood
Page 10 LR ink H. Scales
Page 10 LR pencil 1978
Page 11 LR ink H. Scales
Page 12 LR ink H. Scales.
Page 13 LR ink H. Scales.
Page 14 LL pastel Scales
Page 15 LR ink H. Scales
Back cover inside Centre pastel H Scales
Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by H. F. V. Scales, 1979
Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Includes drawings done while Flora Scales was a passenger on-board the SS Shota Rostaveli on her trip back to New Zealand from France in 1977 [pages 2-4].
The inscribed “Brentwood” [pages 9-10] refers to her home at 38 Brentwood Avenue, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. Scales lived in this Mt Eden address 1975-1978 after she arrived in Auckland from Dunedin. During this time her major solo exhibition, Helen F.V. Scales, was held at the Auckland City Art Gallery. Scales returned to France in late 1976 for a few months before returning again to the Brentwood Avenue address in May 1977. She resided there until 26 October 1978 when she moved to the Rotorua Masonic Village until just before her death in January 1985.
Pages 1-7 numbered 1-7 in pencil, presumably by Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand staff, after it's donation in 1979.
When the SS Shota Rustaveli docked in Piraeus, Greece, Scales's niece, Diana Zaharopoulos (nee Westacott, later Mills), collected her and took her home to her flat in Athens for the night. Correspondence Diana Mills to B. de Lange, 02.11.1983, “Although Aunt Lass [Flora] seemed a little older, she still seemed the old Aunt Lass, upright and full of courage.”
This was to be the last journey Scales made between Europe and New Zealand.