Story: Ngāti Toarangatira

Porirua Harbour, about 1842

Porirua Harbour, about 1842

About 1842, when this watercolour view of Porirua Harbour was painted by artist Samuel Charles Brees, Ngāti Toa had made the area their main settlement. In the foreground, Māori are gathering shellfish, while a canoe with a sail can be seen on the water to the right. Other canoes are drawn up on the shore in the background.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-031-028
Watercolour by Samuel Charles Brees

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How to cite this page:

Mīria Pōmare, 'Ngāti Toarangatira - Identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/3911/porirua-harbour-about-1842 (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Mīria Pōmare, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017