Story: Ngāpuhi

‘Kororadika Beach, Bay of Islands’

‘Kororadika Beach, Bay of Islands’

This lithograph, from an original sketch by Augustus Earle, was published in 1838. However the sketch would have been drawn when Earle was in the Bay of Islands in 1827–28. The scene shows the settlement of Kororāreka (later Russell), which became a major centre of trade between Ngāpuhi and the European sailors and whalers who visited there from the 1800s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0015-06
Lithograph after a drawing by Augustus Earle

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How to cite this page:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngāpuhi - Early European contact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/4139/kororadika-beach-bay-of-islands (accessed 22 May 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017