Kororāreka painting

Kororāreka painting

Kororāreka as painted by Augustus Earle; the colour print was published in 1838.

A European man, probably Earle himself, is being led down a steep path by a Māori with a mere on his wrist and a taiaha over his shoulder who gestures towards the beachside settlement. A second Māori carries Earle’s baggage with a gourd balanced atop the load. There is a ship in the bay, two canoes being rowed into shore, other canoes pulled up on the beach and European houses on the flat land at the water’s edge. Several whare, a storage platform and felled tree trunks can be seen nearby on the hill.

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