Story: Auckland places

Māori feast (1st of 2)

In 1844 Waikato chiefs hosted a week-long feast near Mt Hobson in Remuera. It was attended by about 4,000 Māori and many Pākehā, including an official party led by Governor Robert FitzRoy. He was greeted by a haka (war dance) performed by 1,600 armed warriors. This 1890 lithograph is from a painting by Joseph Merrett.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Lithograph by Joseph Jenner Merrett

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How to cite this page:

Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Central suburbs: Parnell to One Tree Hill', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/16191/maori-feast (accessed 25 August 2019)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016