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Earle, Augustus 1793-1838 :Native village and cowdie forest. London, lithographed and published by R. Martin & Co [1838]

Reference Number: PUBL-0015-08

A European man, probably Earle himself, seated on the banks of a stream, gazing towards a Maori village backed by a kauri forest. A Maori man is pointing towards the village, another is carrying Earle's baggage and two more have crossed the stream towards the village. Earle's text explains: "After ascending this beautiful river [the Waihou River, Hokianga] about 40 miles, and at a distance of two miles from the river is this village. It is literally buried in a forest, and is a country residence of Patuoni [Patuone], the chief of the district; here he plants his potatoes, cumera [kumara], and maize, which arrive at a perfection never before witnessed. The mighty forest by which the village is surrounded consists chiefly of cowdie [kauri], the largest and most valuable of the New Zealand trees. We halted at this village on our way to the Bay of Island, and were kindly entertained by the chief" [1827]

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1 image, categorised under Portraits and Lithographs, related to Augustus Earle, Waihou Valley, Ngapuhi, Travel, Papakainga - New Zealand - Northland Region, Kauri and Maori - Agriculture.

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 240 x 374 mm. Art works

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