We have recently been pleased to accept this work into our collection as a gift from Audrey Parker. It is a lithograph, from 1934, by J.M. Thomasson. Thomasson taught at Christchurch Technical College and in 1937 became head of art at the recently opened Papanui High School.
We like to record the exact location of scenes like this depicting real places so if you know Rakahuri, the Ashley River, particularly well, then do please tell us if you can say just where these gates are – or were. We would love to hear from you.