[Angas, George French], 1822-1886 :Native swing. War dance before the Pah of Oinemutu, near Rotorua Lake. / George French Angas. J W Giles lithog. 1847.
- 1846 - 1844 - 1847
- Angas, George French, 1822-1886; Giles, John West, 1801-1870; Merrett, Joseph Jenner, 1815-1854
Two images on one page. The upper image shows a group of Maori children on a swing or moari, a tall pole with ropes attached from its top, flying out over a bank, watched by a group of seated adults and children. The palisades of a pa are in the right background and a low hill in the distance. The lower view shows a haka, with naked men in the act of raising oars, watched by other Maori. Canoes are drawn up at the edge of Lake Rotorua and the palisades of Ohinemutu Pa and its higher buildings can be seen behind the men.
Both drawings are copied from the work of Joseph Jenner Merrett, without acknowledgement. See the Library's Hobson Album for Merrett's drawing 'A native game' showing the swing. (E-216-017). This was drawn before 1843. Angas visited New Zealand in 1844. Similarly, in the Hobson Album, also by Merrett is 'The pah of Oinamutu on the Rotorua Lake', which provides the background Angas has used for War Dance. The figures performing the haka are also from an original drawing by Merrett.
Other Titles - Pa of Ohinemutu
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Physical Description: Hand-coloured lithograph, 229 x 324 mm.
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