Angas, George French 1822-1886 :Tomb of Huriwhenua, a late chief of the Nga ti toa tribe, Queen Charlotte Sound. George French Angas [delt]; G. W. Giles [lith]. Plate 23. 1847.
Reference Number: PUBL-0014-23
Scene depicts the carved and decorated tomb (wahi tapu) of the Ngati Rahiri chief Huriwhenua, set within its own fence and with the palisades of a pa for protection. The carved war canoe (waka taua) of Huriwhenua is set upright into the earth and marks where the chieftain is buried. Framed with hills behind and whare (raupo houses) on both sides and beyond. The location is described in Angas' accompanying text as a 'small and now entirely deserted Pah on the shores of Tory Channel, not far distant from the entrance of Queen Charlotte Sound', probably close to Te Awaiti. The site was tapu and Angas did not have permission to draw it.
1 image, categorised under Lithographs, related to J W Giles, Huriwhenua d 1847, Tory Channel, Ngati Toa, Te Ati Awa, Ngati Rahiri, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Marlborough Region, Maori - Burial and Maori - Funeral customs and rites.
Angas, George French 1822-1886 :The New Zealanders Illustrated. London, Thomas McLean, 1847., Reference Number PUBL-0014 (35 digitised items)
Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured 240 x 311 mm. Single art work
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