Earle, Augustus, 1793-1838 :War speech. London, R. Martin & Co. 1838.

Earle, Augustus, 1793-1838 :War speech. London, R. Martin & Co. 1838.
1838 - 1827 - 1828

A Maori chief standing in a beached canoe, addressing a crowd of warriors, mostly seated, with a few standing. Two other long canoes are on the beach, one with a sail is in the water, and others are pulled up close to a pa or kainga in the left background. A dog sniffs the ground in the foreground. Most men are armed with guns, although one on the far right holds a taiaha. A gourd and flax kit are centrally placed amongst one group of men. Earle's text reads: "A party of warriors had collected at the Bay of Islands for the purpose of making a hostile visit to a tribe on the banks of the Thames. They were detained by contrary winds; and for several days were constantly engaged in listening to speeches from their chiefs, who addressed them from a canoe hauled on shore ... one [canoe], which I measured, was 70 feet long, and carried one hundred fighting men."

Contents page gives title as: "War speech, previous to a naval expedition".

Other Titles - War speech, previous to a naval expedition

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Physical Description: Lithograph, hand-coloured, 238 x 377 mm

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Earle, Augustus, 1793-1838 :War speech. London, R. Martin & Co. 1838.. Earle, Augustus 1793-1838 :Sketches illustrative of the Native Inhabitants and Islands of New Zealand from original drawings by Augustus Earle Esq, Draughtsman of H. M. S. "Beagle". London, Lithographed and Published under the auspices of the New Zealand Association by Robert Martin & Co, 1838. Ref: PUBL-0015-09. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22338186

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