The only surviving record of the sitting is an engraving by Simon van de Passe. This is believed to be the oldest oil portrait modeled after the van de Passe engraving. Pocahontas is dressed in English costume in rich shades of red, gold, and green, with white lace cuffs and high collar, a pearl earring, and holding a white and gold ostrich feather fan. Pocahontas was the daughter of Washunsenaca or Powhatan, chief of the Powhatan tribe. Of Pocahontas, Mattaponi oral history states that during —13, she came of age, married, moved to the Potowomac tribe on the Potomac River, and had a son.
In , Captain Samuel Argall, a trader who had recently arrived at Jamestown, kidnapped Pocahontas from the Potowomac. Please tell us where you read or heard it including the quote, if possible. Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way. Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free! It's now in the dictionary. You all would not have guessed some of these. Some imitative words are more surprising than others.
How to use a word that literally drives some people nuts. The awkward case of 'his or her'. Which of these things doesn't belong? Test your vocabulary with our question quiz! Build a chain of words by adding one letter at a time. Synonyms for portrait Synonyms: Noun definition , delineation , depiction , description , picture , portraiture , portrayal , rendering , sketch , vignette Visit the Thesaurus for More. Examples of portrait in a Sentence Noun The queen posed for her portrait. The book presents a portrait of life in a small town.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Implicit in these portraits , and explicit by the end of the book, is a plea for the restoration of this good, middle-class, s sort of life, when the gap between rich and middle class was smaller, and college admissions less competitive. He spent about 12 years working in Dunedin before returning to Australia. Diamond resigned in , on account of his ill health.
Rabbi Alexander Astor was next to fill the vacancy in Dunedin. Astor stayed five years before departing to lead the Auckland community about The Southern Cemetery grave of long-serving conductor of services at the synagogue, Ernst Hirsh. In , after several years without a rabbi, Abraham Hyman Karwan was appointed to replace Alexander Astor.
Karwan was a very orthodox Jew and could not adjust to the liberal practices of the Dunedin congregation. He only worked in Dunedin for two years. After Rabbi Karwan resigned in it was discovered that Ernst Hirsh, a refugee from Germany, could conduct services and teach the children. Hirsh had settled in Milton, where he was employed at the Bruce Woollen Mill, and travelled to Dunedin each week to conduct the service.
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A couple of years later, Caesar Steinhof, a qualified teacher who was also a refugee from Germany, was appointed as rabbi although only paid as a reader and teacher. When Steinhof left in , to become headmaster of a Jewish School in Sydney, Hirsh again filled the vacancy and in moved to Dunedin. The daughters were instructed in the Jewish faith, although their mother was Anglican. On 6 January , after suffering a stroke, Bendix died at his London Street home.
He was buried in the Jewish portion of Dunedin's Southern Cemetery. His wife and three of his daughters survived him. His descendants and relatives carried on the tradition of philanthropy he had begun. The couple lived in Neuhaus, Germany until when they moved to Dunedin.
Fels joined the head office of Hallenstein Brothers. Fels was an avid collector of coins, medals, arms, ceramics, decorative art, books and ethnographic objects. The eldest of his three daughters died in and his only son, Harold, was killed in action in His wife Sara died in Fels, deciding that his collections should be given to the city, commenced his association with the Otago Museum.
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He had a hand in the appointment of anthropology lecturer and assistant museum curator HD Skinner in , paying half his salary until Willi Fels died in Dunedin on June 29, Bendix, like his cousin Harold Fels, was killed in action in From the s, the three remaining children, who never married, made their home together in London. Otago University Library.
Reproduced courtesy of Gary Blackman. All three were collectors — Esmond of books, Dora of textiles and all three were lovers of the visual arts. They began making gifts to Dunedin city in the s. Mary, Dora and Esmond died in , and , respectively. Although they were of Jewish descent none observed the Jewish faith. Emil Halsted, nephew of Bendix Hallenstein, was brought over from Melbourne by his uncle to join the family firm in Dunedin in the mids, eventually becoming a director of Hallenstein Brothers and chairman of directors of the DIC.
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He was treasurer of the Dunedin Jewish Congregation for a lengthy period. Charles Orwell Brasch, c. John Reece Cole. Ref: PAColl Poet Charles Brasch was born in Dunedin on July 27, Charles spent a lot of his time at Manono, the home of his grandfather, Willi Fels. Throughout the s he travelled widely, taught and wrote. He spent the war years in and around London, exempted from active service because of slight emphysema, but involved in intelligence work for the Foreign Office. Charles Brasch gained a reputation as a patron of New Zealand culture, serving on a number of organisations such as the Dunedin Public Library Association and the committees of the Otago Museum and the Hocken Library.
He died on 20 May , leaving a rich legacy of books, paintings, and personal papers to the Hocken and University of Otago libraries. After training in Melbourne in the late s and early s, Joel returned to Dunedin and tried to establish herself as a professional artist - exhibiting, teaching and playing a part on the Otago Art Society Council.
Her next stop was Europe and she announced her intention in October to hold an art union of her paintings to help raise her fare. From about she settled in London and worked and studied in France and the Netherlands. She had never married.
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Olveston House Drawing Room, Dunedin. The most tangible legacy of the Theomin family is the year old house, built by David Theomin and gifted to the city by his daughter, Dorothy.
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In the early 20th century David Theomin had London architect Ernest George design the elegant room mansion and between and it was built on the site in Royal Terrace where the family had been living. It was named Olveston after a village near Bristol where David Theomin had holidayed as a child. The home was gradually filled with a large collection of treasures from Europe and Asia. When David Theomin died in his wife and son were already deceased and the house was left to Dorothy.
Dorothy died in , leaving Olveston and its contents to the city of Dunedin in her will. Women selling posies during the First World War. Dorothy Theomin in the centre of the photograph in the back row, wearing a pale coloured dress. The Theomin legacy is wider than just the gift of Olveston. After the deaths of her parents Dorothy, who never married, continued the Theomin family tradition of philanthropy. From to she was on the executive of the Plunket Society. She maintained the Theomin Trust, established for education and charitable purposes.
Her interest in the arts saw her serve as a Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society member for 33 years, as vice president from to and as president from to Son of jeweller Abraham Solomon, Saul Solomon was born in Melbourne and came to Dunedin with his parents in the s. As a student at Otago Boys High School in Dunedin he showed considerable promise, becoming joint dux of the school in One of the first graduates of the University of Otago, Solomon was capped in He entered the law as a clerk for Robert Stout later Premier and Sir Robert Stout and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in His own practice was established in and he became known for taking on public bodies.
A case he took against insanitary conditions at the Dunedin Hospital led to improvements there. Another case in which he played a part resulted in the dismissal of all of the officials of the Dunedin Gaol. The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Henry was a prominent Dunedin finance-broker. Ethel was the eldest of at least seven Benjamin children. That same year she became the first woman admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand. Although she was not accepted by the Otago District Law Society, Ethel Benjamin established a successful legal practice, with her clients including members of the local Jewish community.
Again the stay was short, and she and her husband moved to England. She died of a fractured skull in , after being accidentally knocked down by a motor vehicle.
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The Otago Settlers Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the following individuals and organisations in the production of this exhibition:. Thomson, Jane ed. Pastel portrait. Reproduced here with permission. Sorry, a technical error means we were unable to send your feedback. Please send it to or try again later. A Portrait of a People "Despite remaining a tiny ethnic minority, Jews in Dunedin and throughout New Zealand have continued to have a disproportionate impact on this society.
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