Digitised Image

Maori woman from Hawkes Bay district, Between 1870 and 1880

Reference Number: 1/4-022216-G

Carte de visite portrait of a Maori woman wearing a korowai (tag cloak), probably associated with the Pai Marire party who executed Carl Sylvius Volkner at Opotiki in 1864, taken in the 1870s by Samuel Carnell of Napier.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Wet plate photonegatives, related to Carl Sylvius Volkner, Pai Marire Movement, Korowai, Pai Marire Operations, 1864 and Women, Maori.

Part of:
Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 :Maori portrait negatives, Reference Number PAColl-3979 (254 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Wet collodion plate glass negative 4.25 x 3.25 inches. Vertical imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: An original print from a negative made at the same sitting (located at PA2-2936) bears the inscription "this lady used to boast of having swallowed the missionary's eye after being murdered by Kereopa".

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures572. Maori. Women(PFP-016304)

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