View from Orakau of Maungatautari

Primary Maker
Joseph Merret (b.1816, d.1854)
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Object Detail

Photograph of a sketch (circa 1842-44) by Joseph Jenner Merret. The original drawing was featured in Eliza Hobsons (widow of Captain William Hobson) album which feautired various views of New Zealand. The sketch depicts a view from Orakau of Maungatautari. The text on the original drawing read "a view from Orakau of Maunga tatari with natives in the foreground digging. They dig while sitting in preference to standing."
Primary Maker
Joseph Merret (b.1816, d.1854)
Credit Line
This photograph must be acknowledged to the Alexander Turnbull Library.
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