Owae, Whangaruru Bay

Colenso, William
Production date
28 Sep 1839
Current rights
Public Domain
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Pencil sketch of a Māori pā (possibly Ngawai pā) in Whangaruru Bay, near the Bay of Islands. The pā, which is surrounded by a palisade and open ground, is on the shore of the bay. Four buildings are visible outside the palisade. In the foreground are trees and shrubs, and behind the pā are bush-clad hills and the ocean.
Production date
28 Sep 1839
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Pencil on paper
Length x Width: 358 x 457mm
Length x Width: 135 x 293mm
Owae / (Whangaruru Bay) / Sept 28/39 / W C, Inscription, Handwritten
Classification terms
Subject period
Subject date
Sep 1839
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 37/455
Credit line
gifted by Lady Florence Maclean
Other number(s)
37/455, MMC166, O/75a, 29490
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