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[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.

Reference Number: PUBL-0014-53

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.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ethnographic images and Lithographs, related to J W Giles, George French Angas, Joseph Jenner Merrett, Ohinemutu Pa (Rotorua), Ohinemutu, Te Arawa, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region, Swings, Waka, Maori - Social life and customs, Maori - Moko and Haka.

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[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., Reference Number PUBL-0014-53 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s) in publication.Hand-coloured lithograph, 229 x 324 mm.. Single art work

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