Story: Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city

Māori in Sydney

Māori in Sydney

This 1823 painting shows Māori chiefs standing in the garden of a Sydney villa. Sydney was often the first city Māori visited when working as sailors. Māori also travelled there to engage in trade opportunities.

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National Library of Australia, Rex Nan Kivell Collection
Reference: NK259/B
Aquatint in sepia by Robert Havell

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How to cite this page:

Aroha Harris, 'Ngā tāone nui – Māori and the city - Māori visit overseas cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/24835/maori-in-sydney (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Aroha Harris, published 11 Mar 2010