[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :Makaenuku Pa, district of the Hutt 1845? [Drawn by S C Brees. Engraved by Henry Melville. London, 1849]
- Brees, Samuel Charles, 1810?-1865; Melville, Henry, 1792-1870
Red-coated soldiers (probably from the 58th Regiment) in the foreground, groups of Maori men and women, canoes drawn up on the shore of the Hutt River, the palisades of the pa in the background, with tall trees beyond. Several Maori are carrying bundles on their backs, possibly of potatoes, since Brees mentions "extensive potato grounds" around the pa in his text on p.30 of Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand.
In: Brees S C Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand Plate 18, No 54; also reproduced in Brees' Guide and description of the panorama of New Zealand (London, 1849)
Date of original is likely to be 1845, since the soldiers shown did not occupy the Hutt Valley until 1845.
The pa was located on the east bank of the river close to the site of the present Melling Bridge. Brees mentions that Makaenuku Pa was built by Porirua Maori after 1840.
Other Titles - Makahinuku Pa
Extended Title - From: Brees, S.C. Guide and description of the panorama of New Zealand ... (London, 1849)
Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).
Physical Description: Engraving, hand-coloured 123 x 193 mm on sheet 135 x 225 mm
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