BC108

Untitled

[Fremantle sketchbook]

Top spiral-bound grey covered sketchbook branded Spiroflex, No 121, 48 spirals, 9 leaves, containing drawings of:

- Sketches of life at sea, between Fremantle, Australia and New Zealand
- Brentwood Avenue, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
- Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua, New Zealand
- Arum lilies
- Rainbows

Date
1977 1978
Object type
sketchbook
Medium and materials
variable on paper
Dimensions
247x270mm
Place Made
Europe (onboard SS Shota Rustaveli), Auckland and Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua, New Zealand
Inscriptions

Front cover UL (in artist's hand) H. Scales

Front cover UR (in artist's hand) H Scales Purchased in Fremantle, May, 1977

Front cover UR label Shepherd's 75c

Details
Credit Line

Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by H. F. V. Scales, 1979

Copyright Licence
Courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Reference no. E-356-q
Current Collection

Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand

Current Location

Wellington, New Zealand

General notes

Donated to the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand by the artist, 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.