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Angas, George French 1822-1886 :Maketu house at Otawhao Pah, built by Puatia, to commemorate the taking of Maketu. [1844]. George French Angas [delt]; J. W. Giles [lith]. Plate 25. 1847.

Reference Number: PUBL-0014-25

Shows a Maori whare with raupo-thatched roof, kowhaiwhai beams in the porch, woven tukutuku panels, and carved central pole. There are also decorative poles at either side of the porch and down the exterior side. The lintels are also carved.Otawhao Pa is in the Waipa area, Waikato.The commentary in "New Zealanders illustrated" says: The two principal figures, with protruding tongues, that are placed on each side of the verandah entrance, are intended to represent Hikarea, a chief of Tauranga, killed at Te Tumu, when three hundred of the enemy fell; and Tarea, another chief, and a friend of Puatia, who was killed at Tauranga. The lower figure supporting the centre pole, is Taipari, a chief of Tauranga, and now a convert to Christianity; he was one of the principal warriors at the taking of Maketu. The two carved spaces further up the pole, are also designed to represent warriors; the upper one is for Tara, who was slain at Taranaki. The figure ornamenting the centre of the gable, represents Puke, killed at Rotorua, and the one surmounting the top, Wakatau, who fell at Maketu. Pokana, the present chief of Mata Mata, then so actively engaged in the Maketu war, has his image under the rafters, inside the verandah, looking down from the ridge pole, with a pipe in his mouth".

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1 image, categorised under Lithographs, related to J W Giles, d Puatia, Otawhao Pa, Otawhao, Ngati Toa, Te Ati Awa, Ngati Rahiri, Pa - New Zealand - Waikato Region, Raupo, Tukutuku, Kowhaiwhai, Pare, Wood poles and Maori - Carved houses.

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Angas, George French 1822-1886 :The New Zealanders Illustrated. London, Thomas McLean, 1847., Reference Number PUBL-0014 (35 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured 284 x 338 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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