Beach scene on Kapiti Island

Beach scene on Kapiti Island
[ca 1890]

Scene on a beach at Motungarara Island circa 1890, showing an unidentified man, almost certainly one of the elder sons of Utauta and Hona Webber, and the wreck of a boat and whale bone. Photographer unidentified.

Note on back of file print reads "Probably Webber family"

Motungarara was the residence of the Ngati Toa chiefs Te Rangihiroa and his nephew Te Hiko-o-te-Rangi. The island was fortifed in 1839 to repel attack from the Ngati Raukawa during the battle of Kuititanga. The Webbers are descended from Te Rangihiroa. Tahoramaurea was one of the residences of Te Rauparaha, who was living on the island when Bishop Octavius Hadfield for met him in 1839. Both are small off-shore islands of Kapiti Island.

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

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Creator of Collection Unknown : Photographs of hunters on Kapiti Island
1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Orientation: Horizontal image
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Beach scene on Kapiti Island. Creator of Collection Unknown : Photographs of hunters on Kapiti Island. Ref: 1/2-002797-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23045638

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