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Gottfried Lindauer

Eru Tamaikoha Te Ariari

Eru Tamaikoha Te Ariari by Gottfried Lindauer

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Eru Tamaikoha Te Ariari belonged to Te Urewera, the traditional homeland of the Ngai Tūhoe people. Tamaikoha’s home was at Waimana, on the Tauranga River among the lowland forests characterised by kohekohe and kawakawa on the outskirts, and tawa, rimu, matai, miro and kahikatea trees on the valley floor and terraces. He visited Auckland as a defence witness in the case of Regina versus Himiona, a sensational trial involving witchcraft and murder. Perhaps it was then that Lindauer persuaded him to sit for this portrait.

Eru Tamaikoha Te Ariari
Production date
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1020 x 874 x 50 mm
G. Lindauer pinx 1903 (l.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915
Accession no
Copying restrictions apply
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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