Kōrero: Ideas in New Zealand

'Maori bargaining with a Pakeha'

'Maori bargaining with a Pakeha'

This ink drawing from about 1845 portrays Māori in the Bay of Islands as having supposedly Jewish characteristics, including elongated noses and a propensity for trading. The idea that Māori, like Jews, were descendants of Noah's middle son, Shem, was widespread among missionaries in the first half of the 19th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-079-017
Ink and wash drawing by John Williams

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, 'Ideas in New Zealand - Christianity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/45465/maori-bargaining-with-a-pakeha (accessed 17 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014