Story: European ideas about Māori

French portrait of Māori (2nd of 2)

French portrait of Māori

These engravings of a Māori man and a young boy were the work of M. Piron, who was on d’Entrecasteaux's voyage of 1793 to search for the French explorer La Pérouse.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0057-25 (left); PUBL-0056-25 (right)
Engraving by Piron

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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How to cite this page:

James Belich, 'European ideas about Māori - Explorers and Māori to 1800', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/29870/french-portrait-of-maori (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by James Belich, published 5 May 2011