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[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :Makaenuku Pa, district of the Hutt 1845? [Drawn by S C Brees. Engraved by Henry Melville. London, 1849]

Reference Number: E-070-007

Red-coated soldiers (probably from the 58th Regiment) in the foreground, groups of Maori men and women, canoes drawn up on the shore of the Hutt River, the palisades of the pa in the background, with tall trees beyond. Several Maori are carrying bundles on their backs, possibly of potatoes, since Brees mentions "extensive potato grounds" around the pa in his text on p.30 of Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Landscapes and Engravings, related to Henry Melville, Samuel Charles Brees, Great Britain. Army. 58th Regiment of Foot (Rutlandshire), Makahinuku Pa, Lower Hutt City, Melling, Hutt River, Te Ati Awa ki Poneke, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Waka - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Soldiers, Women, Maori and Men, Maori.

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[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :Makaenuku Pa, district of the Hutt 1845? [Drawn by S C Brees. Engraved by Henry Melville. London, 1849], Reference Number E-070-007 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Engraving, hand-coloured 123 x 193 mm on sheet 135 x 225 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: The pa was located on the east bank of the river close to the site of the present Melling Bridge. Brees mentions that Makaenuku Pa was built by Porirua Maori after 1840.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-000774)

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