Gottfried Lindauer

Hon Sir James Carroll

Hon Sir James Carroll by Gottfried Lindauer

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Born in Wairoa in Northern Hawkes Bay, Carroll was one of eight children born to Sydney-born Irishman Joseph Carroll and Tapuke of Ngati Kahungūnu whakapapa. Carroll's upbringing was bi-cultural for he had the benefit of Native School, European and higher learning in traditional Whare Wanangā. Regarded with respect he believed that Māori could succeed very well in European Society and committed his life to empowering Māori to achieve economical strength and equality with Pākehā. Sir James Caroll impressed all he met with his physical stature, his knowledge and wit and is remembered with affection as Timi Kara.

Title
Hon Sir James Carroll
Artist/creator
Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
664 x 588 x 50 mm
Inscription
G. Lindauer (l.r.). (reverse) Hon: J. Carroll (Native Minister).
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/10
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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