Kōrero: Royal family

Royal godmother

Royal godmother

Contact between Māori and the monarch was not always denied. Hariata Pōmare (who was pregnant) and her husband Hare were stranded in England when they were befriended by Queen Victoria. She paid for their food, lodging, and clothing, and became godmother to their son, who was named Albert Victor after Victoria and her husband Albert. The cup and cutlery shown were a christening gift. After the baby's birth and a second meeting with the queen, the family were provided with tickets home, travelling first class on the Statesman. The christening gift was later deposited in the Auckland War Memorial Museum by Archibishop Averill.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: 1932.379, 18191

Permission of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Royal family - Māori and the royal family', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/33165/royal-godmother (accessed 13 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012