Matthew Clayton

Landing of Lieutenant Governor Hobson at Waitangi

Landing of Lieutenant Governor Hobson at Waitangi by Matthew Clayton

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Waitangi, on the western shore of the Bay of Islands, was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between representatives of Māori and the Crown in 1840. This imagined reconstruction of the Māori welcome to Lieutenant Hobson for the signing is one of a series painted by Captain Clayton, of important colonial events such as the arrival of the first settler ships at Auckland and Wellington. (Te Moananui a Kiwa, 2005)

Landing of Lieutenant Governor Hobson at Waitangi
Matthew Clayton
Production date
oil on canvas
563 x 1048 x 90 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Hon Elliot Davis, 1953
Accession no
Other ID
0/236 Old Accession Number, Old Colonists 2388 Old Accession Number
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New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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