Charles Goldie's 1913 oil painting expressed the view that the Māori were a dying race. This idea followed from the Social Darwinist assumption that strong races such as Europeans would inevitably out-compete lesser races such as Māori. Goldie's subject is thus envisaged as the inevitable victim of a scientifically understood process.
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Aigantighe Art Gallery
Artwork by Charles Goldie
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