Painting, 'Tuhawaiki (Bloody Jack)'; Stucci, Mavis (nee Miller); 1995; CT03.4082
Painting, 'Tuhawaiki (Bloody Jack)'About this object
Painting; a painting in oil on canvas, depicting Tuhawaiki, named Bloody Jack by European whalers for his frequent use of the word 'bloody' in conversation. The painting depicts Tuhawaiki from the chest up, wearing a cloak, pounamu tiki and pounamu ear pendant.
Tuhawaiki is featured in A R Tyrells book, 'Catlins Pioneering': 'Jack's or Tuhawaiki Island was said to have been inhabited for a time by Tuhawaiki or members of his tribe. A story often related in the district asserted that one of Te Raupreha's scouting parties was ambushed at Cannibal Bay, few of them escaped, but reinforcements arrived and forced the local Maoris to retreat to Sweetwater Creek (Newhaven), where many warriors were killed. Tuhawaiki was said to have escaped by swimming from Surat Beach to Jack's Island'.
1995Medium and Materials
processed material, textile, canvas; processed material, paper, cardboard; organic, vegetal, wood.Place Made
h 697mm x l 543mm x w 25mm
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"Object Type