Story: The New Zealanders

‘E Wai and Kahoki’

‘E Wai and Kahoki’

As late as 1850 Europeans were still using the term ‘New Zealanders’ to describe Māori. This drawing by George French Angas of two Māori women, Wai and Kahoki, is from his book The New Zealanders illustrated (1847).

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0014-09
Watercolour by George French Angas

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Māori New Zealanders ', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015