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Heaphy, Charles 1820-1881 :Wata or Provision house, at Otumatua on the North shore of Cook's Strait. Drawn by Chas Heaphy Esq.r [1841]. Day & Haghe. London, Smith, Elder [1845]

Reference Number: PUBL-0011-11

Mount Taranaki in the background of this view inside a pa, showing a provision store, elaborately carved, on poles with a notched central pole acting as a ladder, a Maori woman [?] about to ascend the central ladder with a dead sucking pig, and flax baskets (kete) of supplies stacked at its base to the right. A Maori man is beating an object, possibly fern root, with a pounder on a stone in the right foreground. Two figures are seated by a cooking pot in the background in front of a whare puni or sleeping house, a dog on the right. The decorated barge boards of another whare are visible and the palisades around the pa include a carved human figure with a pipe in its mouth.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Lithographs, related to Charles Heaphy, Otumatua Pa, Cape Egmont, Kuri, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Taranaki Region, Maori - Pataka, Tobacco pipes, Wood-carving, Maori and Cookery.

Part of:
Wakefield, Edward Jerningham 1820-1879 :Illustrations to "Adventure in New Zealand". Lithographed from original drawings taken on the spot by Mrs Wicksteed, Miss King, Mrs Fox, Mr John Saxton, Mr Charles Heaphy, Mr S. C. Brees and Captain W. Mein Smith., Reference Number PUBL-0011 (29 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Lithograph, hand-coloured 258 x 176 mm. Vertical imageSingle art work

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