Kennett Watkins' 1912 oil painting helped to romanticise the idea that a 'Great Fleet' had brought Māori to New Zealand. Such images bolstered an understanding that Māori were fine navigators who shared their superior nautical skills with their British kin.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil painting by Kennett Watkins
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