This ink sketch shows a European man standing in front of a cliff with a rock shelter at its base. The location is Takiroa, North Otago – a well-known and publicly accessible rock-art site. This sketch was made in 1851 by Walter Mantell, the commissioner of Crown Lands for the South Island. Mantell had a passionate interest in natural history and was one of the first Europeans to record Māori rock art.
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