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Brees, Samuel Charles, 1810-1865 :N'Houranga. Drawn by S C Brees. Engraved by Henry Melville. [London, 1847].

Reference Number: PUBL-0020-02-3

Hand-coloured engraving from a watercolour [Ngauranga Gorge and Stream, ca 1845], Ref. no. B-031-008, by S. C. Brees. It shows the stream viewed from the Wellington Harbour side, looking back into the Ngaio hills, with a Maori man carrying a European woman on his shoulders across the stream. On the right side is Ngauranga Pa, with the canoe memorial to Wharepouri amongst small houses. The waka-taua (canoe) is named "Te Wheke-a-Muturangi" and belonged to Te Wharepouri. It was captured at the battle of Waiorua 1824, or Whakapaetai as it also called, and was erected by the Te Ati Awa chief Rawiri Te Motutere, grandfather of Mere Ngamai, the wife of Wi Tako. Two Maori with a dog are in the foreground. Historical information from Matiu Baker - Ngati Toa project.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Engravings, related to Te Wharepouri d 1842, Ngauranga, Ngati Tawhirikura, Te Ati Awa ki Poneke, Ngati Tama ki Poneke, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Fords (Stream crossings) - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Papakainga and Maori - Funeral customs and rites.

Part of:
[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand. Plate 2. 3. Sea coast near the River Ohau. 4. View of Wellington, Port Nicholson, from Kai-Warra-Warra hill. 5. N'Houranga. Drawn by S C Brees. Engraved by Henry Melville. [Lond, Reference Number PUBL-0020-02 (2 digitised items)
Brees, Samuel Charles, 1810-1865 :Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand. London, John Williams and Co., Library of Arts, 141, Strand, 1847., Reference Number PUBL-0020 (14 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Hand-coloured engraving, 80 x 145 mm. Single art work

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