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http://collections.aucklandmuseum.com/ontology/core/accessionDate 1996
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http://collections.aucklandmuseum.com/ontology/core/accessionNumber 1996.157.1
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http://collections.aucklandmuseum.com/ontology/core/creditLine purchased with funds provided by the New Zealand Specimen Purchase Fund, 1996, collection of Auckland Museum, Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1996.157.1
http://collections.aucklandmuseum.com/ontology/core/dateCreated 1996-12-10T00:00:00.000Z
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http://collections.aucklandmuseum.com/ontology/core/itemCountNotes approx 230 separately carved kauri objects,middle shelf and top shelf have been removed for storage, these objects are now stored in two boxes, the cabinet and bottom shelf remain intact, the lid and two glass shelves are separate . See history location field, all parts of the object are stored permanently in furniture store
http://collections.aucklandmuseum.com/ontology/core/lastModifiedOn 2021-06-30T19:59:07.813Z
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http://collections.aucklandmuseum.com/ontology/core/record_score 45
http://collections.aucklandmuseum.com/ontology/core/subjectCategory whaling and sealing/activity
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http://erlangen-crm.org/current/P3_has_note John Alexander MacKinven created this cabinet of curiosities, which includes around 230 pieces of carved kauri gum, soon after the end of the First World War. Born in the Isle of Skye, MacKinven left Scotland for New Zealand and settled in Ponsonby, Auckland. He spent most of his working life as a seaman and sailed mostly around New Zealand on the Tofua (sic). Kauri gum is the fossilised resin from the New Zealand native tree; the kauri and is sometimes described as amber because of its similarity to the European fossilised resin. By the 1850s kauri gum was being exported in vast quantities to supply the varnish and linoleum industries. AH Reed describes in his book The Gumdiggers, The Story of Kauri Gum: “a gumdigger, sitting in his tent or whare, would often do a bit of carving at night, on wet days, or on Sundays. the favourite subjects were hearts, crosses and anchors, and some showed great initiative and skill; one careless movement of the knife might ruin a bit of work that had occupied many hours. polishing became an exercise in patience; emery paper, followed by progressively finer grades of sandpaper were used for this, the final gloss being given be a kerosene rag or ... with the palm of a hand”. Within the folk carving tradition, John MacKinven has created a delightful whaling tableau on the bottom shelf of his cabinet of curiosities, and assembled bottles and bibles, shells and hearts, and numerous fanciful objects carved by him on the other shelves.
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http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/description Kauri gum cabinet, is a glass cabinet with a wooden frame, ground layer is fixed - all objects are carved from kauri gum - the ground layer depicts a whaling scene, and shells etc from the sea floor. Middle and top layer are loose objects, shells, bottles, books etc all identified separately and measured. Approximately 230 objects, ground layer is difficult to count exactly John Alexander MacKinven created this cabinet of curiosities, which includes around 230 pieces of carved kauri gum, soon after the end of the First World War. Born in the Isle of Skye, MacKinven left Scotland for New Zealand and settled in Ponsonby, Auckland. He spent most of his working life as a seaman and sailed mostly around New Zealand on the Tofua (sic). Possibly, he went further afield in his travels. There is little known of him apart from this. Kauri gum is the fossilised resin from the New Zealand native tree, the kauri and is sometimes described as amber because of its similarity to the European fossilised resin. AH Reed describes in his book The Gumdiggers, The Story of Kauri Gum that ‘a gumdigger, sitting in his tent or whare, would often do a bit of carving at night, on wet days, or on Sundays. the favourite subjects were hearts, crosses and anchors, and some showed great initiative and skill; one careless movement of the knife might ruin a bit of work that had occupied many hours. polishing became an exercise in patience; emery paper, followed by progressively finer grades of sandpaper were used for this, the final gloss being given be a kerosene rag or ... with the palm of a hand’ Within the folk carving tradition, John MacKinven has created a delightful whaling tableau on the bottom shelf of his cabinet of curiosities and assembled bottles and bibles, shells and hearts, and numerous fanciful objects carved by him on the other shelves. cabinet of kauri gum curiosities, John Alexander MacKinven, (b? Isle of Skye, Scotland - d? Auckland, New Zealand), New Zealand, circa 1918 onwards
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