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[Merrett, Joseph Jenner] 1816-1854 :A feast at Mata-ta, on the East Coast, Mt Edgecumbe in the distance. II. Throwing the spear, the mode of salutation, a party of visitors arriving / George French Angas [delt]; J. W. Giles [lith]. Plate 36. 1847.

Reference Number: PUBL-0014-36

Top image shows large groups of Maori seated on the ground around a drying scaffold hung with food (possibly dried shark and pigs). The bottom image shows a circle of Maori watching a salutation ceremony where one warrior is about to throw a spear. There is a high patuka or storehouse in the centre, for the storage of seeds, and the edge of the pa is marked by a row of high fencing posts at the right.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ethnographic images and Lithographs, related to J W Giles, Joseph Jenner Merrett, Edgecumbe, Mount, Matata, Maori - Pa - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region, Hakari, Maori - Food, Food - Drying, Maori - Social life and customs, Maori - Pataka and Maori - Hui.

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, 374 x 310 mm.. Vertical imageSingle art work

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