Story: Polack, Joel Samuel

An ink and wash sketch by John Williams of three Maori men bargaining with a Pakeha

An ink and wash sketch by John Williams of three Maori men bargaining with a Pakeha

Joel Samuel Polack is thought to be the Pakeha man on the right in this sketch, made about 1845, which depicts Maori bartering pigs and potatoes at Kororareka (Russell).

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How to cite this page:

Jocelyn Chisholm. 'Polack, Joel Samuel', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990, updated March, 2006. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1p18/polack-joel-samuel (accessed 21 July 2019)