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Ngati Toa Rangatira: He iti whetu | Ngati Toa portraits

02 Apr 2015 - 31 Jul 2016

Level 5, Te Papa

Previous Exhibition


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The images in this exhibition reflect personal encounters between Ngāti Toa Rangatira – a prominent tribe of the Wellington region – and Europeans. Most are from the mid 1800s, an era of change and conflict when Ngāti Toa struggled to retain their newly conquered lands in the face of British settlement.

Colonial surveyors, officials, and artists created most of the works – for posterity, and sometimes for profit. They are a window onto the past, and a celebration of whakapapa – of family connections.

Explore the tribe’s fuller history in Whiti Te Rā! The story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira.

Selected Works

Te Rangihaeata, Chief Of Ngati Toa

Captain Richard A. Oliver

circa 1850

Te Rauparaha

Mr Edward I. Abbott

1845

Tamihana Te Rauparaha

William Beetham

circa 1860

Ruth, wife of Tamihana Te Rauparaha

William Beetham

circa 1860

Wiremu Parata Te Kakakura Waipunaahau

William James Batt

1871-76

Wiremu Parata Te Kakakura Waipunaahau

William James Batt

1871-76

Te Pehi Kupe, Warrior of the Ngati Toa Tribe

Samuel Stuart

1906

Te Peehi Kupe [moko kanohi]

Te Peehi Kupe

1825

George Lillie Craik

1830

George Lillie Craik

1830

Hiko, the son of Te Pehi Kupe (Tupai Cupa)

Charles Heaphy

1845

George French Angas

1847

George French Angas, after W W. Hawkins

1847

George French Angas

1847

George French Angas

1847

George French Angas

1847

George French Angas

1847

George French Angas

1847

Huria Matenga

Gottfried Lindauer

1909

James Martin (Hemi Matenga)

William Henshaw Clarke

Huria Matenga

American Photographic Company (Auckland)

circa 1869-1877

Young Ngati Toa gentlemen

Unknown

studio portrait of Hanikamu Te Hiko

Unknown

1890-1924

group with children at Toa Rangatira meetng house,Takapuwahia marae, Porirua.

Unknown

Nopera Te Ngiha

Unknown

1860-1880

Heni Kiu holding Kohe and Turoa Webster, 1917.

Unknown

1917

Ropata Hurumutu, his wife Oriwia, Hohepa Tamaihengia and his wife Riria Hohepa

Unknown

circa 1860s

Mormon Church Community, Takapuwahia

Unknown

circa 1909

Studio portrait of Wineera Te Kanae in carved Maori frame.

Unknown

1890-1900

Wineera and Cootes group family photographs titled "Ko matou me a matou tamariki, mokopuna hoki".

Piwiki Horohau

1895-1905

Wineera family wedding portrait

Unknown

circa 1921

1831 Land deed for the village of Wyarrua (Waiorua, Kapiti Island) between Captain Samuel Ashmore and Ngati Toa chiefs.

Captain Samuel Ashmore

5 September 1831

The Blenkinsopp Deed. Deed of sale of part of Cloudy Bay from Te Rauparaha, Te Rangihaeata, et al to J Blenkinsopp, 14 August 1832 (R17053671)

Captain John W. Blenkinsopp

1832

Mere Pounamu (Moeao)

(Te Kotahitanga ki te Tonga) Mere Pounamu

Kuru-pounamu (pendant) named Mihinui

Unknown

(Hukatai) Mere Pounamu (short striking weapon)

Unknown

1850-1900

Te Manawa Taki (mauri stone)

Patu paraoa

Kotiate paraoa

Unknown

Patu paraoa (short striking weapon)

Unknown

Rangiaeata

Charles Heaphy

1840

Tamihana Te Rauparaha

George French Angas

1852

Iwikau. Wauka pa Wauka. Remarkable for his piety

Mr Isaac Coates

circa 1843

Hingatu and child. Iwikau's wife. As they appeared at the ceremony of Baptism

Mr Isaac Coates

circa 1843

Rauparaha Chief Capiti. &c. &c. Principal chief of all New Zealand

Mr Isaac Coates

circa 1843

Cootia. Rauparaha’s head wife

Mr Isaac Coates

circa 1843

Rangihaeta, Rauparaha’s fighting general

Mr Isaac Coates

circa 1843

Portrait of Rangihaeata

Charles D. Barraud

1864

Tamihana Te Rauparaha

George French Angas

1852

E Piro Whakapuaka Pa

Mr Isaac Coates

circa 1843

Rupene. Wauka Pa Wauka

Mr Isaac Coates

circa 1843

Rauparaha. Kafia Chief

Mr Isaac Coates

circa 1843

E Manu Chief of Whakapuaka Pa

Mr Isaac Coates

circa 1843

E Ranguera. Rangiahaeta's wife. The woman that was killed at the "Wiaroi".

Mr Isaac Coates

circa 1843

Rangihaeta, Rauparaha’s fighting general

Mr Isaac Coates

circa 1843

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