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[Oliver, Richard Aldworth] 1811-1889 :Tanghi Motueka [between 1847 and 1851]

Reference Number: C-054-019

Shows scene inside pa, with three Maori men weeping, including the chief who is pacing up and down. Women and children seated nearby, with a dog beside one group. In the background are two whare and a decorated canoe to the right, upright in the ground, as a memorial to the dead chief

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1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to Richard Aldworth Oliver, Dr Neville Hogg, Peter Webb Galleries Ltd, Motueka, Ngati Toa, Ngati Rarua o Ngati Toa, Ngati Tama ki Taranaki, Te Ati Awa ki Te Tauihu o te Waka, Ngati Koata o Ngati Toa, Waka, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Tasman Region, Maori - Social life and customs, Maori - Clothing, Papakainga and Maori - Funeral customs and rites.

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[Oliver, Richard Aldworth] 1811-1889 :Tanghi Motueka [between 1847 and 1851], Reference Number C-054-019 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour over pencil 257 x 365 mm (sight). Horizontal imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-000885)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: Tanghi Motueka; Verso - centre: Tanghi or lamentation over the tomb of a chief - Motueka; Backing board recto - bottom right: The sight of a blood thirsty old chief, who has not only slain but eaten his enemies, weeping & wailing for hours together upon meeting an old friend, is only to be found I believe in New Zealand. The one here represented took place in Motueka in Blind Bay. On the right of the house is the tomb of a chief, formed by the canoe being cut in half, painted & adorned with feathers. [Text taken from the published lithographic version of this image]

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