Treaty at Pā Whakairo

Maker
Robley, Horatio Gordon
Production date
20 Jul 1863
Current rights
Public Domain
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Object detail

About this object
Watercolour on paper depicting a meeting of Europeans and Māori from Hawke's Bay to discuss the Treaty. Several key figures are identified in the painting including: Sir Donald McLean, Chief Porokuru, Te Hāpuku and Tārehā Te Moananui. There are a number of Māori chiefs, Māori women and lady visitors present. Huts and stockade posts/pou can be seen in the background. In the foreground are pots used to prepare a feast.
Collection
Production date
20 Jul 1863
Production place
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Watercolour paint on paper.
Measurements
Height x Width: 246 x 404mm
Signature/Inscription
H.G. Robley, Signature, Handwritten
20 July 1863, Date of Creation, Handwritten
The Treaty at Pa Whakairo / (Whakairo means / body tattooing / or carving) / The 2 chiefs with Mr MacLean / are Hapuka affressing him / and Te Moana Nui / with tareha (deleted) a pouwhanui) / This picture was a / study. / in barrows is Chief / Porakunu., Inscription, Handwritten
Large Meeting of Settlers & Maoris at a native village near Napier / Hawke's Bay N. Zealand. See para (work is ripped at this point), Inscription, Handwritten
Classification terms
Subject period
Subject date
20 Jul 1863
Caption
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 41/231
Credit line
gifted by Lady Florence Maclean
Other number(s)
41/231, MMC801, 6557
Accession number
41/231

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