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[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1816-1854 :Opita on the Thames. 29 March 1848.

Reference Number: A-143-015

View of a Maori village at the water's edge. Two canoes are in the water, one being rowed out beyond poles holding it in place. The seven people in the view are all dressed in Maori garb. There are two dwellings and two pataka (storehouses) on the river bank, all with thatched (raupo?) roofs. Beyond them is a substantial row of palisades and a gateway, with carvings spaced along the fence and the roofs of further dwellings and storage platforms visible.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Joseph Jenner Merrett, Wide-Eyed; early images of New Zealand (Exhibition), Waihou River, Opita, Pa - New Zealand - Waikato Region, Waka, Maori - Pataka, Pa, Maori - Clothing and Papakainga.

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[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1816-1854 :Opita on the Thames. 29 March 1848., Reference Number A-143-015 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Ink and sepia watercolour 211 x 268 mm. 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-000014)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom centre: Opita on the Thames. N.Z. [in black ink]; Verso - centre: Opita on the Thames. 29 March 1848. Thames. [In very faint pencil]

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