Hōne Heke, Kawiti and Hariata Rongo

In this 1846 painting by Joseph Merrett, Hōne Heke stands in front of his wife Hariata and ally Kawiti. In a blend of old and new, Heke and Kawiti are in Māori clothing while Hariata wears European clothes in a Māori style. Heke holds a musket while Kawiti grasps a traditional taiaha.

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