Story: Williams, Herbert William

Drawings of designs from the rafters of a Māori meeting house, by Herbert William Williams

Three horizontal designs, incorporating swirling red, black and white koru patterns.

Best known as a Māori linguist, Bishop Herbert William Williams was also very interested in Māori culture and tradition, and made these ink drawings for one of Augustus Hamilton's ethnological projects.

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How to cite this page:

Bruce Biggs. 'Williams, Herbert William', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)