Toea. Daughter of Wi Neera; Angas, George French; 1842; X001.33.3

Name/Title

Toea. Daughter of Wi Neera

About this object

Painting shows Toea, daughter of Chief Te Awaitaia, standing in front of the fortified Pa. Harbour entrance in the background.

Maker

Angas, George French

Maker Role

Artist

Date Made

1842

Medium and Materials

Print

Place Made

New Zealand

Subject and Association Description

Not much is known of Toea except that her portrait was painted in 1842 by George French Angus. Due to her lineage she was treated with all the respect and privilege due to puhi of the tribe. She later married and is the ancestress of the subsequent line of descent of Wiremu Neera Te Awaitaia.

Collection

Ngati Mahanga Collection

Object Type

Copy of Print

Object number

X001.33.3

Copyright Licence  

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