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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