Pomare, Hemi, 1831?-

Pomare, James, 1831?-

Also known as James Pomare. Grandson of Ngati Mutunga leader Wiremu Piti Pomare (d 1851) of the Chatham Islands. He was a young boy in 1844 'aged about 13' according to George French Angas, when he accompanied Angas from New Zealand to Sydney in November 1844. Angas placed him in a school in Sydney, then took him to England in July 1845. James Pomare was present at the opening of an exhibition of Angas's watercolours in London in March 1846, and on 3 April 1846, when Angas showed his drawings to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. About the same time he was present at a soiree staged by the Marquis of Northampton. He was also present at the opening of Angas' exhibition in the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, in April 1846. The opening was reported in the Illustrated London news, with a wood engraving of 'New Zealand yuoth' [sic] 'about 14 years of age and named James Pomara' [sic] shown dressed in a Maori cloak and holding a taiaha.

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