A Hero of Many Fights (Te Aho o Te Rangi Wharepu)
- 51/1.15 (Accession Number)
- PD-1951-1-15 (Reference Number)
C.F. Goldie. Auckland NZ 1905 (Signature)
Te Aho-o-te-Rangi Wharepu, Ngāti Mahuta.
Costume of korowai (Māori cloak), two huia feathers adorning the hair, and taiaha (carved wooden staff).
765 mm. x 640 mm.
Oil on canvas
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Goldie, C. F. (1905) A Hero of Many Fights. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PD-1951-1-15.
- 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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