Painting, 'Tuhawaiki (Bloody Jack)'; Stucci, Mavis (nee Miller); 1995; CT03.4082

Name/Title

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'.

Maker

Stucci, Mavis (nee Miller)

Maker Role

Painter

Date Made

1995

Medium and Materials

processed material, textile, canvas; processed material, paper, cardboard; organic, vegetal, wood.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, The Catlins

Technique

painted

Measurements

h 697mm x l 543mm x w 25mm
Large

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

artwork

Object number

CT03.4082

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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