[Heaphy, Charles] 1820-1881 :Epuni or "Greedy". Day & Haghe. [London, Smith, Elder 1845]

[Heaphy, Charles] 1820-1881 :Epuni or "Greedy". Day & Haghe. [London, Smith, Elder 1845]

Te Puni standing, with full facial moko, clad in a dogskin cloak and holding a taiaha in his right hand. Behind him is Wellington Harbour with two Maori by the shore to the left, and Petone Pa, a canoe and a flagpole with the New Zealand Company flag on the right. The western Hutt hills are in the background.

Accompanying text reads: These two chiefs sold the site of the present Wellington Settlement to Colonel Wakefield, the Principal Agent of the New Zealand Company, in September 1839... Epuni is the uncle of Warepori. Under the same unfavourable circumstances as his nephew, he has nobly deserved the name of "a true gentleman." He still lives at the village of Pitone, loved and respected by the English inhabitants of all ranks. These portraits were drawn at the time of the purchase in 1839... the village of Pitone and the flag-staff at the foot of which Colonel Wakefield took formal possession, appear in the back-ground.

Other Titles - Te Puni

Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).

Physical Description: Lithograph, hand-coloured 247 x 172 mm on sheet 350 x 544 mm

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[Heaphy, Charles] 1820-1881 :Epuni or "Greedy". Day & Haghe. [London, Smith, Elder 1845]. Wakefield, Edward Jerningham 1820-1879 :Illustrations to "Adventure in New Zealand". Lithographed from original drawings taken on the spot by Mrs Wicksteed, Miss King, Mrs Fox, Mr John Saxton, Mr Charles Heaphy, Mr S. C. Brees and Captain W. Mein Smith. London, Smith Elder & Co, 1845.. Ref: PUBL-0011-02-2. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22314439

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