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.
Horatio Robley; 28 Jun 1840; 29 Oct 1930
20 Jul 1863
Watercolour paint on paper.
Height x Width: 246 x 404mm
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
Donald McLean; 25 Oct 1820; 05 Jan 1877
Te Hāpuku; Circa 1790; 23 May 1878
Tārehā Te Moananui; 1810; 1880
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 41/231
gifted by Lady Florence Maclean
41/231, MMC801, 6557