Portrait of Ngatau Omahuru also known as William Fox

Portrait of Ngatau Omahuru also known as William Fox

Studio portrait of Ngatau Omahuru also known as William Fox. Photographed by William James Harding in 1868

Son of Te Karere and Hinewai Omahuru of the Nga Ruahine Iwi. Became a captive of war in 1868 and was ultimatly adopted by William Fox, New Zealand politician and Prime Minister. (Info from "The Fox Boy"; Peter Walker; Bloomsbury; 2001).

The original carte de visite has no photographer's name or logo on it. It has been attributed to William James Harding on the basis of the studio props some of which appear in at least one other verified Harding photograph. (See 1/4-006235-G)

Inscriptions: Verso - The nephew of Te To Kuraru a rebel who [laid the pack] tasted the flesh of the white man and it was good. This boys parents were both shot and he was found in a hut all alone and was brought to town. Went to school and named William Fox

Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Albumen print

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