[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1816-1854 :A feast at Mata-ta, on the East Coast, Mt Edgecumbe in the distance. II. Throwing the spear, the mode of salutation, a party of visitors arriving / George French Angas [delt]; J. W. Giles [lith]. Plate 36. 1847.

[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1816-1854 :A feast at Mata-ta, on the East Coast, Mt Edgecumbe in the distance. II. Throwing the spear, the mode of salutation, a party of visitors arriving / George French Angas [delt]; J. W. Giles [lith]. Plate 36. 1847.
Date
1844 - 1847
By
Giles, John West, 1801-1870; Merrett, Joseph Jenner, 1815-1854
Ref
PUBL-0014-36
Description

Top image shows large groups of Maori seated on the ground around a drying scaffold hung with food (possibly dried shark and pigs). The bottom image shows a circle of Maori watching a salutation ceremony where one warrior is about to throw a spear. There is a high patuka or storehouse in the centre, for the storage of seeds, and the edge of the pa is marked by a row of high fencing posts at the right.

Angas visited New Zealand in 1844; however he did not visit Matata. This is a copy of a drawing by J. J. Merrett

Other Titles - Merrett, Joseph Jenner

Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).

Physical Description: Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured, 374 x 310 mm.

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1 colour art print(s), Works of art, Lithographs, Ethnographic illustrations, Albums, Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured, 374 x 310 mm., Orientation: Vertical image
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Giles, John West, 1801-1870. [Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1816-1854 :A feast at Mata-ta, on the East Coast, Mt Edgecumbe in the distance. II. Throwing the spear, the mode of salutation, a party of visitors arriving / George French Angas [delt]; J. W. Giles [lith]. Plate 36. 1847.. Angas, George French 1822-1886 :The New Zealanders Illustrated. London, Thomas McLean, 1847.. Ref: PUBL-0014-36. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22820179

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