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.

Title
Ihaka Whanga
Artist/creator
Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
836 x 720 x 50 mm
Inscription
G. Lindauer (l.l.). (reverse) Ihaka Whanga, Chief of the "Ngati Kahungunu" H.B..
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
1915/2/14
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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