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Earle, Augustus 1793-1838 :The wounded chief Honghi & his family. London, lithographed and published by R. Martin & Co [1838]

Reference Number: PUBL-0015-02

The artist and his friend, Mr Shand, seated in a rocky inlet, surrounded by bush, in coversation with Hongi Hika and a group of family and other attendants. Two canoes are drawn up on the beach to the left and other Maori are visible in the distance. A carved figure leans from a rock behind and above Hongi. There are rifles and cartridge cases on the ground and one man is holding a taiaha. The scene is on a beach close to Russell (Kororareka) and took place in November 1827.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits and Lithographs, related to Augustus Earle, Hongi Hika, Russell, Ngapuhi, Travellers, Artists, Waka and Weapons, Maori.

Part of:
Earle, Augustus 1793-1838 :Sketches illustrative of the Native Inhabitants and Islands of New Zealand from original drawings by Augustus Earle Esq, Draughtsman of H. M. S. "Beagle". London, Lithographed and Published under the auspices of the New Zealan, Reference Number PUBL-0015 (8 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Lithograph, hand-coloured 239 x 379 mm. Art works

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