Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A group of medicine bottles and packaging, with three different products. One is labelled "Wanena" and is described on the label as "The best Cure for Cuts, Bruises, Wounds &c." Another is labelled "Paramo" and described as "A Splendid Remedy for Liver and Kidney Complaints, & c." The third is labelled "Karama" and described as a "most valuable vegetable tonic." The packaging is printed with text and an image of Mary Aubert.

Title:  Paramo, Wanena, and Karana medicinal preparations

Artist/Maker: Mother Mary Aubert, manufacturer

Date: c. 1895

Source: Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa

Copyright/Permissions: Wanena’ medicinal preparation, circa 1895, North Island, by Mother Mary Aubert. Gift of The Sisters of Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay, 1990. Te Papa (GH003710/7). Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Location(s): Whanganui, New Zealand

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