George French Angas

England / Australia, b.1822, d.1886

Tomb of Huriwenua, a Late Chief of the Nga Ti Toa Tribe, Queen Charlotte Sound

  • 1847
  • Lithograph, hand coloured
  • Purchased, 2011
  • 363 x 543mm
  • 2011/244

About the artist


“My visit to this spot, for the purpose of making the drawing of the tomb … was made from the water by stealth, and was attended with some difficulty and danger,” George French Angas later recalled about sketching here in 1844. Huriwhenua was a rangatira (chief) of Ngāti Rāhiri, Te Atiawa (allied to Ngāti Toa) and had been a signatory of the Treaty of Waitangi in this location four years earlier.

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

Exhibition History