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A GROUP AT TE ARO PAH; PORT NICHOLSON.
THE sitting figure is Terewarewa, a young man of the Nga-ti-Awa tribe, wearing a large mat of various colors, over which is a blanket of ample dimensions: his cheeks are ornamented with a spot of Kokowai, or red ochre, mixed with oil.
The centre figure represents a boy of Taranaki called Ware, with his autograph: he is clad in a very thick and rough Kakahu, and holds in his hand a tokotoko or walking stick, an implement very necessary in travelling, with which the natives feel their way through the mud and swamps.
The girl Ko Repo, is daughter of the principal chief of the Nga-ti-ruanui tribe: she wears a necklace of European manufacture, with a tiki and ear-ring of green jade. Below is her autograph. In the background are Piko, a young man of the Nga-ti-Awa tribe, and Aitu, a half-caste, belonging to the whale fishery."
- A Group at Te Aro Pah, Port Nicholson
- Production date
- circa 1847
- hand coloured lithograph
- 330 x 250 mm
- Credit line
- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2009
- Accession no
- No known copyright restrictions
- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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