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[Angas, George French] 1822-1886 :Taupo pa / George French Angas. J W Giles lithog. 1847.

Reference Number: PUBL-0014-48

Scene depicting Taupo pa (present day Plimmerton). Shows on the rise in the right foreground a wahi tapu, or sacred place serving as a receptacle for goods and property that have become subject to the law of tapu for a certain length of time. The wahi tapu is constructed of sticks and contains household utensils, skins, calabashes and dried fish, and a garment suspended beneath flutters in the wind. In the right distance behind the wahi tapu is the bay "about a mile from Porirua". Several canoes are drawn up on the beach, and there are four palisaded enclosures containing whare on the shore. In the centre foreground is a flax bush.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ethnographic images and Lithographs, related to J W Giles, Taupo Pa (Plimmerton, Wellington), Plimmerton, Ngati Toa, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Waka - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Maori - Dwellings - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Maori - Food, Maori kete, Gourds, Maori - Social life and customs and Flax.

Part of:
[Angas, George French] 1822-1886 :Taupo pa / George French Angas. J W Giles lithog. 1847., Reference Number PUBL-0014-48 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s) in publication.Hand-coloured lithograph, 229 x 324 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copy in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-003543)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - beneath image: [Title]; Recto - top right: Plate 48

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