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Earle, Augustus, 1793-1838 :War speech. London, R. Martin & Co. 1838.

Reference Number: PUBL-0015-09

A Maori chief standing in a beached canoe, addressing a crowd of warriors, mostly seated, with a few standing. Two other long canoes are on the beach, one with a sail is in the water, and others are pulled up close to a pa or kainga in the left background. A dog sniffs the ground in the foreground. Most men are armed with guns, although one on the far right holds a taiaha. A gourd and flax kit are centrally placed amongst one group of men. Earle's text reads: "A party of warriors had collected at the Bay of Islands for the purpose of making a hostile visit to a tribe on the banks of the Thames. They were detained by contrary winds; and for several days were constantly engaged in listening to speeches from their chiefs, who addressed them from a canoe hauled on shore ... one [canoe], which I measured, was 70 feet long, and carried one hundred fighting men."

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Lithographs, related to Bay of Islands, Ngapuhi, Kuri, Maori kete, Gourds, Papakainga - New Zealand - Northland Region, Pakanga, Waka, Women, Maori, Oratory, Men, Maori and Weapons, Maori.

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Earle, Augustus, 1793-1838 :War speech. London, R. Martin & Co. 1838., Reference Number PUBL-0015-09 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Lithograph, hand-coloured, 238 x 377 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

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