Story: Taranaki tribe

‘Mr Spain investigates land claims at New Plymouth, Mt Eliot, June 1844’

‘Mr Spain investigates land claims at New Plymouth, Mt Eliot, June 1844’

Commissioner William Spain was sent to Taranaki in 1844 to investigate the validity of land purchases from Māori by private companies. This sketch by Edwin Harris shows Māori participating in a meeting at Puke Ariki in New Plymouth.

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Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
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Pencil sketch by Edward Harris

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Te Miringa Hōhaia, 'Taranaki tribe - European arrival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/1872/mr-spain-investigates-land-claims-at-new-plymouth-mt-eliot-june-1844 (accessed 27 November 2021)

Story by Te Miringa Hōhaia, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017