Print, Photographic; 1957; 1967.18.17

Name/Title

Print, Photographic

About this object

Silver framed black and white photograph of the Presentation of Te Awataia's Taiaha to Old Settlers, 1957- by the last surviving grandson of Rev Wallis, to the people of Whaingaroa/Raglan.

Place Made

New Zealand

Date Made

1957

Medium and Materials

Black and White Photographic Print

Subject and Association Description

Shortly after the death of Te Awaitaia on 27th April 1866, this taiaha was given to William Henry Wallis, the eldest son of the Rev, James Wallis, first Wesleyan Missionary to Raglan. The Taiaha remained in the possession of the Wallis Family until this presentation when the Taiaha was given back as a token of remembrance to Chief Te Awaitaia and in appreciation of his services in protecting the infant town and European settlement of Raglan from the ravages of the Waikato Wars of the 1860's.

Collection

Ormiston Family

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1967.18.17

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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