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The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Visitor Host Debeorah Hyde reads The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson. The painting by Sir Alfred East was, Deborah reports, the first painting she saw when she began working at the Gallery back in 2003. Stevenson is of course not a New Zealand poet but he did come here briefly in 1890. The exertions of a morning's shopping in Auckland apparently rendered him prostrate for the rest of his stay here.

We heard yesterday that isolation requirements will be very slightly eased next week. But for now and, in the future, scrupulous hand-washing remains important. Think of the moon while washing yours.

 Sir Alfred East The Moon and the Manor House Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū; bequeathed by Hayden R I Fraser, January, 1975