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[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1816?-1854 :Maori feast at Remuera. Star Steam Litho., Auckland. [Auckland, H Brett] 1890

Reference Number: D-001-009

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. A 400 yard-long shed is 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.Features noted include: Mount Hobson, Mount Eden, Captain Scott's farm, The positions of each tribe and their huts, the tribes which gave the feast carrying out provisions to their guests, a structure bedecked with handkerchiefs and shawls used as flags, an immense quantity of dried sharks, the chief police magistrate, Epiha a native chief on his own horse, Captain Fitzroy, Mr Sheppard the Colonial Treasurer, Mr Swainson the Attorney-General.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Photolithographs, related to Alexander Shepherd, Captain, RN Robert FitzRoy, William Swainson, Henry Brett, Joseph Jenner Merrett, Star Steam Printing Company, Brett's Almanac, Mount Eden, Hobson, Mount, Remuera, Ngati Korokoro, Ngati Mahuta (Tainui), Ngati Whatua, Ngati Hauaa, Ngati Rarua, Ngati Koura, Horses - New Zealand - Auckland Region, Crowds, Food storage buildings, Food enterprises, Maori - Celebrations, Hakari, 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 :Maori feast at Remuera. Star Steam Litho., Auckland. [Auckland, H Brett] 1890, Reference Number D-001-009 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Lithograph in two tints 220 x 840 mm on sheet 285 x 890 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-004303)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - "Presented with Brett's Almanac for 1890"

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