Kōrero: Germans

Rangi and Papatūānuku, 1907

Rangi and Papatūānuku, 1907

Like many Europeans in the 19th century, the German artist Wilhelm Dittmer was fascinated by Māori culture. This 1907 drawing depicts Rangi (sky father) and Papatūānuku (earth mother) separated by tī koūka, a cabbage tree.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: P q572.9931 DIT 1907, p. 16
Drawing by Wilhelm Dittmer

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

James N. Bade, 'Germans - Contribution to New Zealand life: 1800s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/537/rangi-and-papatuanuku-1907 (accessed 23 November 2019)

He kōrero nā James N. Bade, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015