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Photograph (Albumen Print, Carte de Visite) of a Maori Chief of the Hauraki Region, 1875

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Inventory Number: 12107
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1949-10
Brief Description: Carte de visite (albumen print mounted on card) of a native (Maori) chief of the Hauraki region, seated half length, turned slightly to right but looking front, in western clothing and with a walking cane in his right hand. The identifying inscriptions were written by the original owner K. Johnson, who gave the photograph to Jabez Inwards as a Christmas present in 1875. The subject is a portly black man of very dignified appearance.
Hauraki is a coastal and island region around Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand's North Island, near Auckland, its native inhabitants being chiefly the tribes of the Marutuahu confederation.
Primary Inscriptions: Inscribed on front of mount: 'A Native Chief - Member | of the Legislative Assembly'. Inscribed on back: 'Hauraki | a Native Chief' and '24/12/75 | J. Inwards Esq | London | with K Johnson's | Kind regards'.
Provenance: Presented by the Executors of G. H. Gabb in 1949. From the collection of Richard Inwards. Given to his father Jabez Inwards by K. Johnson in 1875.
Collection Group: Gabb Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
105 61 mm

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