Augustus Hamilton with carvings

Augustus Hamilton with carvings

Augustus Hamilton standing outside the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute next to carvings. Photograph taken in 1889 by Samuel Carnell.

The carvings were originally said to be from the house Tumoana-Kotore but subsequent research finds the carvings are from Heretaunga wharenui. Many of these carvings were purchased by Augustus Hamilton and later Dr Hocken of Dunedin.

Source of descriptive information - Dimitri Anson, Journal of the Polynesian Society 'What's in a name?: The house carvings that Dr Hocken gave to the Otago Museum' (v.113, no.1, Mar 2004, p.73-90)

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Part of
Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives / Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives
1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Orientation: Horizontal image
See original record

Click to request to view this item, access digital version (if available), and see more information.


Purchasing this Item

This item is available as a high resolution download. A request to buy an image can take up to 10 working days to approve. It will depend on copyright and how the image is going to be used.

If this item has multiple pages, or is several items attached to a single record, you can use this form to order your copy.

Using this Item

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission, please ask us for advice. If reproducing this item, please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), and ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Augustus Hamilton with carvings. Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives. Ref: 1/1-019380-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22911288

More information can be found in our terms of use.