Story: Polack, Joel Samuel

Three Māori bargaining with a Pākehā, c.1845

Three Māori bargaining with a Pākehā, c.1845

Joel Samuel Polack is thought to be the Pākehā man on the right in this sketch, made by John WIlliams in about 1845, which depicts Māori bartering pigs and potatoes at Kororāreka (Russell).

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Jocelyn Chisholm. 'Polack, Joel Samuel', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990, updated March, 2006. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1p18/polack-joel-samuel (accessed 4 March 2021)