Story: Williams, Herbert William

Drawings of designs from the rafters of a Maori meeting house, by Herbert William Williams

Drawings of designs from the rafters of a Maori meeting house, by Herbert William Williams

Best known as a Maori linguist, Bishop Herbert William Williams was also very interested in Maori culture and tradition, and made these ink drawings for one of Augustus Hamilton's ethnological projects.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-331-f-025/027

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Bruce Biggs. 'Williams, Herbert William', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3w20/williams-herbert-william (accessed 16 November 2019)