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[Meade, Herbert (Lieutenant)], 1842-1868 :Pai Marire karakia, held by the Te Hau fanatics at Tataroa, New Zealand, to determine the fate of their prisoners. Jan[uar]y 27th, 1865.

Reference Number: B-139-014

Shows a group of Maori circling around a flagpole which flies three native flags (including a red flag representing the war god Riki). At the right two guards stand beside the seated and bound figures of Herbert Meade and his guide Hemipo, and there is a campfire in the right background. The whole is in a clearing circled by eight Maori dwellings, and there are trees and bush in the background. The participants who circle the flagpole, are waving long sticks above their heads.The top flag on the pole is a long red triangular pennant with a red cross on it. The bottom one is also a red tringular pennant, but the white cross on it is diagonal. The centre flag is black on the left half and blue on the right, and there is a white cross (Christian?) in the left half.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours and Ethnographic images, related to Hemipo, Tataroa, Maori - Dwellings - New Zealand - Waikato Region, Niu poles, Pai Marire Operations, 1864, Waikato War, 1863-1864, Maori - Rites and ceremonies, Haka and Maori - Flags.

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[Meade, Herbert (Lieutenant)], 1842-1868 :Pai Marire karakia, held by the Te Hau fanatics at Tataroa, New Zealand, to determine the fate of their prisoners. Jan[uar]y 27th, 1865., Reference Number B-139-014 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, on sheet 188 x 388 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: ColourIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-008113)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Backing board recto - top centre: [Title]. The title is written on both the card backing and the wooden backing. The inscription on the wooden backing appears older, and perhaps by the artist (who however died very young).

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