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[Tempsky, Gustavus Ferdinand von] 1828-1868 :[The war council. June 1864]

Reference Number: A-159-047

Maori warrior in centre, wearing dogskin cloak, ammunition pouches and holding club, addressing a group of seated Maori men and women. A Maori woman in a white blouse and blue skirt, holding a rifle is standing to his right. The seated Maori are clad in flax cloaks and a red blanket in one case and are holding axes, tomahawks and guns. The meeting is taking place in a clearing in dense native bush, with tree-ferns, nikau, flax, ferns and cabbage trees. In the background is a hill topped by the palisades of a pa. The central warrior's expression and gestures and the expressions of the listeners suggest that he is urging them successfully to fight.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Watercolours, related to John E Lawford, Gustavus Ferdinand von Tempsky, Kettle, F Von Tempsky, Wide-Eyed; early images of New Zealand (Exhibition), Hawke's Bay Art Gallery and Museum, Waipa River, Axes, New Zealand Wars, 1860-1872, Women, Maori, Tree ferns, Men, Maori, Weapons, Maori, Maori - Clothing, Nikau, Flax, Cabbage trees, Rifles and Maori - Hui.

Part of:
[Tempsky, Gustavus Ferdinand von] 1828-1868 :[The war council. June 1864], Reference Number A-159-047 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Pencil & watercolour 177 x 254 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Title of work comes from a letter written by the artist to his wife Emilia, in June 1864, while staying at Ngahinapouri on the Waipa River. See G.F. von Tempsky, artist and adventurer by Rose Young (Martinborough, 1981) cat no 86, pp 114, 207, 268-9 and 327.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-000901)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - [former backing board, now removed but contents copied- notes about photography, exhibition, thymol treatment and alternative title] Maori warrior addressing a group by G.F. Von Tempsky Maori War Period [paint]ing lent by F.V.Kettle.

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