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[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1816?-1854 :The New-Zealand Festival. Day & Haghe, Lithrs to the Queen, London. Hobart, published by Samuel Augustus Tegg, 1845.

Reference Number: D-001-013

Extensive view of a plain with volcanic cones in the background, including Mount Hobson and Mount Eden, showing a feast given by Waikato Chiefs in 1844, attended by about 4000 Maori and many Pakeha. There is "an immense pile of dried sharks" ready for consumption in the background and Governor Fitzroy is shown visiting the scene with many other Pakeha on 11 May 1844. Features and incidents are numbered and described below the work. A haka is being performed on the right for Fitzroy, Sheppard (the colonial Treasurer) and William Swainson (the Attorney General). Tribal groups are named as Ngatihaua, Ngatikoroki, Ngatimahuta, Ngatiwhatua, Ngatikoura and Ngatiruru and the plain is covered with large numbers of people, the majority Maori.

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1 image, categorised under Photolithographs and Panoramic views, related to Day & Haghe, Alexander Shepherd, Samuel Augustus Tegg, Captain, RN Robert FitzRoy, William Swainson, Joseph Jenner Merrett, Mount Eden, Hobson, Mount, Remuera, Ngati Korokoro, Ngati Mahuta (Tainui), Ngati Whatua, Ngati Hauaa, Ngati Rarua, Ngati Koura, Horses - New Zealand - Auckland Region, Crowds, Sharks, Food storage buildings, Food enterprises, Maori - Celebrations, Maori - Social life and customs, Flags, Tree ferns, Weapons, Maori, Haka, Carriages and carts, Flax and Dwellings - New Zealand - Auckland Region.

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[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1816?-1854 :The New-Zealand Festival. Day & Haghe, Lithrs to the Queen, London. Hobart, published by Samuel Augustus Tegg, 1845., Reference Number D-001-013 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Lithograph in two tints 240 x 955 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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