Kōrero: Visitors’ opinions about New Zealand

'A war canoe of New Zealand' (1 o 3)

'A war canoe of New Zealand'

This engraving by R. B. Godfrey from a drawing by Sydney Parkinson, the artist on James Cook's first voyage to New Zealand, depicts Māori in an intricately carved war canoe. Although Cook recognised that Māori had a highly developed warrior tradition, he was impressed by their skills in agriculture, fishing and carving. He also found them generally hospitable to newcomers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-111-001-2-a
Hand-coloured engraving by Sydney Parkinson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Visitors’ opinions about New Zealand - Early visitors, 1769–1860', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/37094/a-war-canoe-of-new-zealand (accessed 7 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012