Digitised Image

Beach scene on Kapiti Island, [ca 1890]

Reference Number: 1/2-002797-F

Scene on a beach at Motungarara Island circa 1890, showing an unidentified man, almost certainly one of the elder sons of Utauta and Hona Webber, and the wreck of a boat and whale bone. Photographer unidentified.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Webber family, Tahoramaurea Island, Kapiti Island, Ngati Toa, Shipwrecks - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Beaches - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Creator of Collection Unknown : Photographs of hunters on Kapiti Island, Reference Number PAColl-7254 (3 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Motungarara was the residence of the Ngati Toa chiefs Te Rangihiroa and his nephew Te Hiko-o-te-Rangi. The island was fortifed in 1839 to repel attack from the Ngati Raukawa during the battle of Kuititanga. The Webbers are descended from Te Rangihiroa. Tahoramaurea was one of the residences of Te Rauparaha, who was living on the island when Bishop Octavius Hadfield for met him in 1839. Both are small off-shore islands of Kapiti Island.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures41. Kapiti Island. ca 1890(PFP-018131)

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