Ramblings of a much published New Zealand author - 24 August 2012
This Presbyterian Wainui Early Settlers' Church was built in 1862 on land given by the Crown to the famous surveyor Charles Heaphy V.C. It's a twenty minute journey from my home in Albany and was among the first subjects for my book on churches. I remember sitting on springy turf among rabbit currants to do this drawing with a warm sun on my back.
The final drawing for the book was a full front elevation that, even after some years, somebody asked to use as an illustration for a funeral programme. Naturally I said yes.
© DON DONOVAN