Story: Taranaki tribe

‘Comet over Mt Taranaki and Parihaka’

‘Comet over Mt Egmont’

This 1972 painting by Ralph Hōtere was inspired by a photograph taken in 1882, which showed a comet in the sky over Mt Taranaki, with Parihaka village in the foreground.

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Acrylic and ink on paper by Ralph Hotere

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Te Miringa Hōhaia, 'Taranaki tribe - Taranaki tribe today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

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