Story: Dieffenbach, Johann Karl Ernst

An artist's impression of an encounter between Maori and Pakeha, 1841

An artist's impression of an encounter between Maori and Pakeha, 1841

Johann Karl Ernst Dieffenbach published his impressions of New Zealand and its inhabitants, Travels in New Zealand, in 1843. An illustration from the book shows him (left, wearing a brimmed hat and cloak) and a companion being addressed by the chief Te Waro (Te Waru), who is surrounded by his people.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-259-010
Lithograph by Joseph Jenner Merrett

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How to cite this page:

Denis McLean. 'Dieffenbach, Johann Karl Ernst', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1d13/dieffenbach-johann-karl-ernst (accessed 17 November 2019)