Gottfried Lindauer

Ihaka Whanga

Ihaka Whanga by Gottfried Lindauer

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It is not known when Ihaka Whanga was born but he died at Mahia in 1875 and is buried at the southern tip of the Mahia peninsula, marked by a memorial stone. Married three times to women from influential families within Ngati Kahungunu, he lived out the saying Te Kupenga a Te Huki or The net of Te Huki which means to maintain unity and peace by marrying within the tribe.

Ihaka Whanga
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oil on canvas
836 x 720 x 50 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
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New Zealand Art
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Not on display

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