Story: Northland region

Māori chiefs in Sydney

Māori chiefs in Sydney

Following the establishment of a penal colony in New South Wales in 1788, Māori became involved in timber and flax trading ventures, and some visited Sydney. This 1823 aquatint shows cloaked Māori chiefs standing in the garden of Sydney hospital.

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National Library of Australia, Rex Nan Kivell Collection
Reference: NK259/B
Aquatint in sepia by Robert Havell

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - First Māori–European encounters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015