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A Hero of Many Fights (Te Aho o Te Rangi Wharepu)

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  • Description
    Te Aho-o-te-Rangi Wharepu, Ngāti Mahuta.
    Costume of korowai (Māori cloak), two huia feathers adorning the hair, and taiaha (carved wooden staff).
  • Identifier
    51/1.15, PD-1951-1-15
  • Collection area
  • Record richness
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Catalogue

  • Catalogue title
    A Hero of Many Fights (Te Aho o Te Rangi Wharepu)
  • Identifiers
    • 51/1.15  (Accession Number)
    • PD-1951-1-15  (Reference Number)
  • Signature/marks
    C.F. Goldie. Auckland NZ 1905  (Signature)
  • Description
    Te Aho-o-te-Rangi Wharepu, Ngāti Mahuta. Costume of korowai (Māori cloak), two huia feathers adorning the hair, and taiaha (carved wooden staff).
  • Collection
  • Physical description
    765 mm. x 640 mm.
  • Production
  • Medium
    Oil on canvas
  • Format
  • Subject
    • Maori (New Zealand people)--Portraits  (General Subject)
    • Huia  (Maori Subject)
    • Painting, New Zealand--20th century  (General Subject)
    • Te Aho O Te Rangi Wharepu  (General Subject)
    • Taiaha  (Maori Subject)
    • Korowai  (Maori Subject)
  • Availability
    • For cultural reasons, copying or reproducing this item requires specific permission. Please contact us for more information.  (Copyright)
    • Access by appointment  (Access Notes)
  • Citation
    Goldie, C. F. (1905) A Hero of Many Fights. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PD-1951-1-15.
  • Notes
    • Original frame.
    • Te Aho o Te Rangi was famous as a craftsman and was usually referred to as "He Tohunga Tarai waka", an expert at fashioning canoes. In his younger days he had also been a warrior of note, when as a member of Ngati Mahuta, he accompanied a Waikato war party which raided Taranaki about 1831. During this time he was a witness to the capture of Pukerangiora Pa. See also Blackley (1997) p. 187.
    • First shown at Auckland Society of Arts exhibition 1905 with title 'A Hero of Many Fights.' No list price.
    • One of four portraits of Te Aho o Te Rangi by Goldie. see PD-1951-1-16 to 18.
    • 1947 estate valuation £150

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