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Hawkins, William Webster, 1842-1918 :Scene on Picton Wharf. Big Jim of Somewhere (Waitara, I think) a Maori chief of distinction, violently going through the process of nose-rubbing with a gratified subordinate, which lasts about 10 minutes ...[1867]

Reference Number: E-370-013-2

A taller and a shorter Maori man, both with moko, performing the hongi on Picton wharf, watched by sailors on the ship moored at the wharf, and two Pakeha men and a dog standing on the wharf. According to the caption, the sailors are urging the two Maori men to hurry along, because the ship is waiting to depart. A number of the men are smoking pipes.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings, related to Picton, Sailors, Ships - New Zealand - Marlborough Region, Wharves - New Zealand - Marlborough Region, Dogs, Rangatira, Maori - Social life and customs, Smoking, Maori - Clothing, Maori - Moko and Men.

Part of:
Hawkins, William Webster, 1842-1918 :[Two drawings]. Maori ladies near Waikawa Picton [and] Scene on Picton Wharf. Big Jim of ... Waitara ... a Maori chief of distinction, violently going through the process of nose-rubbing with a gratified subordinate,, Reference Number E-370-013 (2 digitised items)
Hawkins, William Webster b. 1842 :Illustrations of New Zealand 1865?-1867, Reference Number E-370 (9 digitised items)

Extent: 1 drawing(s)Ink, 115 x 205 mm. Single art work

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