Children as well as adults appear in this scene of a pā in the late evening. A chief is making a speech in front of the meeting house on the left, while the storage frame to the right is loaded with preserved food. The people represent a wide range of ages and roles, suggesting that social activities were shared by many members of a tribe.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil on canvas by Sam Stuart
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