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Angas, George French 1822-1886 :To Ngaporutu, and his wife Rihe, at Wakatumutu. Ngawhea of Te Mahoa, a chief of the Ngatimaniapoto tribe, and Nga Miho, wife of Rangituataea. / George French Angas delt & lithog. Plate 37, 1847.

Reference Number: PUBL-0014-37

A seated Maori couple with a background of a carved whare. The man, To Ngaporutu has a moko and is wearing a greenstone earring and a flax leaf rain cloak. His wife, seated on his right, is in a woven flax korowai cloak and has an albatross feather ear adornment. She has a chin moko and crosses marked on her cheek and forehead. The pair were residents of the Waitomo area, with Rihe coming from the Wanganui area. Both were recent converts to Christianity. On the right side, another seated man and woman, of Waikato, ther man "Ngawhea" from the Kawhia area had not been converted to Christianity; the woman, Nga Miho was a 'celebrated priestess, and wife of Rangitautaea, the old chief of Ahuahu, who was wounded at Taranaki'. The woman is wearing a blanket, the man a flax rain cloak.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits and Lithographs, related to George French Angas, Kawhia Harbour, Waitomo District, Ngati Maniapoto, Maori - Missions, Women, Maori, Men, Maori and Maori - Clothing.

Part of:
Angas, George French 1822-1886 :The New Zealanders Illustrated. London, Thomas McLean, 1847., Reference Number PUBL-0014 (35 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour art print(s)Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured 550 x 360 mm. Single art work

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