Taylor, Richard, 1805-1873 :Part of Entry Isle and Captain Mayhews island. April 19 1843.

Taylor, Richard, 1805-1873 :Part of Entry Isle and Captain Mayhews island. April 19 1843.

View from the north-east looking back across Tahoramaurea (Mayhew's Island) with Browns Store on the extreme left of the islet and Te Rauparaha's kainga (settlement) on the right. The right foreground shows Motungarara Island with part of the kainga fomerly occupied by Te Rangihiroa and his nephew Te Hiko, the brother and son of Te Pehi Kupe. Pallisading can seen along the shoreline of Motungarara. Behind Motungarara stands the imposing wooded hills of Maraetakaroro on Kapiti Island. In the background can be seen the South Island.

The Bishop Octavius Hadfield's first encounter with Te Rauparaha took place on Tahoramaurea in November 1839. Te Rauparaha was known to have occupied several places continuously, including Tahoramaurea, throughout the 1830s and 1840s. Similarly Motungarara was occupied by Te Rangihiroa, Te Hiko-o-te-Rangi and their relatives during the same period. Shortly after the arrival of Hadfield, and the day after the inter-tribal battle Kuititanga at Waikanae, the NZ Company arrived in the "Tory". During this period Edward Jerningham Wakefield would often stay at Motungarara where he observed that the Maori settlement had recently been pallisaded for fear of attack from the neigbouring Ngati Raukawa following the recent battle.

Other Titles - Kapiti Island

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Physical Description: Ink, in sketchbook, 53 x 148 mm

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Taylor, Richard, 1805-1873 :Part of Entry Isle and Captain Mayhews island. April 19 1843.. Taylor, Richard, 1805-1873 :Sketchbook. 1835-1860.. Ref: E-296-q-043-4. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22333340

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