Story: Rongoā – medicinal use of plants

Māori warrior

Māori warrior

This engraving is a copy of a sketch of a Māori warrior by Sydney Parkinson, an artist who was on board the Endeavour when it visited New Zealand in 1769. The man’s apparent vitality illustrates Joseph Banks’ comment that Māori appeared to be very healthy.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0037-15
Hand-coloured engraving after a drawing by Sydney Parkinson

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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Rhys Jones, 'Rongoā – medicinal use of plants - Understanding rongoā', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Rhys Jones, published 24 Sep 2007