[Angas, George French] 1822-1886 :Taupo pa / George French Angas. J W Giles lithog. 1847.

[Angas, George French] 1822-1886 :Taupo pa / George French Angas. J W Giles lithog. 1847.
1844 - 1847
Giles, J W, active 1847
Scene depicting Taupo pa (present day Plimmerton). Shows on the rise in the right foreground a wahi tapu, or sacred place serving as a receptacle for goods and property that have become subject to the law of tapu for a certain length of time. The wahi tapu is constructed of sticks and contains household utensils, skins, calabashes and dried fish, and a garment suspended beneath flutters in the wind. In the right distance behind the wahi tapu is the bay "about a mile from Porirua". Several canoes are drawn up on the beach, and there are four palisaded enclosures containing whare on the shore. In the centre foreground is a flax bush. Angas was in New Zealand in 1844 Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - [Title]; Recto - top right - Plate 48 Quantity: 1 colour art print(s) in publication.. Physical Description: Hand-coloured lithograph, 229 x 324 mm.
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1 colour art print(s) in publication., Works of art, Lithographs, Ethnographic illustrations, Albums, Hand-coloured lithograph, 229 x 324 mm., Orientation: Horizontal image
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