Story: Horses

Māori horses

Māori horses

By the 1850s horses had been integrated into Māori life in the northern part of New Zealand, as suggested in this 1852 painting by Charles Heaphy. This group is in front of St Paul’s church in Auckland.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Watercolour by Charles Heaphy, 1853

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Emma Meyer, 'Horses - Introduction of the horse', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Emma Meyer, published 24 Nov 2008