Kōrero: European ideas about Māori

Louis John Steele, 'Defiance'

Louis John Steele, 'Defiance'

Steele's 1908 oil painting shows that in the early 20th century, images of Māori as blood-thirsty savages were still to be found in New Zealand.

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Reference: Leonard Bell, The Maori in European art. Wellington: Reed, 1980

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

James Belich, 'European ideas about Māori - Hard racism and the ‘Call of the Pah’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/29877/louis-john-steele-defiance (accessed 24 October 2021)

He kōrero nā James Belich, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011