Gold, Charles Emilius 1809-1871 :Rangahieta's Pah, Mana & Middle Island N. Zealand March 1848

Gold, Charles Emilius 1809-1871 :Rangahieta's Pah, Mana & Middle Island N. Zealand March 1848
Gold, Charles Emilius, 1809-1871
View inside Taupo Pa, at Plimmerton looking out to sea with part of Mana Island out to sea on the right and the South Island in the distance. The palisades of the pa run down to the water's edge on the left, with a raupo whare propped against the fence line. A Maori family (father, mother with a child on her back and a toddler at her side) is walking away from the viewer, and three armed Maori are seated or reclining in the centre foreground, beside a cabbage tree or dracena plant. Exhibited in 'Wide-Eyed: Early Images of New Zealand' exhibition of works by settler artists, held at the National Library of New Zealand Gallery, 18 July - 9 November 1997. Ngati Toa built Taupo Pa probably in the late 1830s or 1840s. According to land court evidence by Wi Parata most of Ngati Kimihia were resident in the South Island until the Wairau Affair in 1843. Wi Parata lived at Taupo with his uncle Te Hiko-o-te-Rangi and the Ngati Te Maunu until his death in 1845, where Te Rauparaha made a speech relating to Taupo stating that it formerly belonged to Te Hiko and was later acquired by Te Rauparaha. Other Titles - Te Rangihaeata Inscriptions: Recto - bottom left - title and date in ink in the artist's hand Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Watercolour, 175 x 255 mm. Provenance: Family descent, to London dealer (1991) to Auckland dealer (1991)
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1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolour, 175 x 255 mm.
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