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Oliver, Richard Aldworth, 1811-1889 :Half-castes of Pomare's pah (Bay of Islands). Capt Oliver delt. Dickinson & Co. lith. [London, 1852]

Reference Number: PUBL-0032-6

A group of Maori in front of a tent shelter. The group includes two seated women, one breast-feeding an infant, a naked todler reclining in front and two young men standing behind, one with a rifle and cartridge case. A tewhatewha lies in front on top of a pile of cloaks. A third woman kneels to the right, her back to the artist and her face hidden. According to Oliver's accompanying text, the scene is at Kororareka (modern Russell) in 1851, during the feast (hakari) put on by Tamati Waka Nene. 'The man on the right with the musket is Neddy, who fought against us under Heki (Hone Heke) at Ruapekapeka. The girl next to him is Maria ... the woman with the baby is said to be the daughter of the Chevalier Dillon; and on the left is Jane, who was famous for her personal attractions ...The old lady kneeling on the right is "Na Nuia" Pomare's wife, who placed herself that becoming attitude to avoid having her portrait taken."

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Lithographs, related to Pomare family, Peter Dillon, Russell, Children, Maori, Breastfeeding, Women, Maori, Men, Maori, Weapons, Maori, Maori - Clothing and Rifles.

Part of:
Oliver, Richard Aldworth, 1811-1889 :A series of lithographic drawings from sketches in New Zealand. London, Dickinson & Co, [1852], Reference Number PUBL-0032 (7 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)1 hand-coloured lithograph, 268 x 391 mm. Single art work

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