- Oil on canvas
- Gifted by Geoffrey and Aileen Wood, 1970
- 538 x 480mm
Rakapa Te Tira (also known as Rakapa Manawa/Ngatatau/Rapana/Mitai) was a rangatira (chief) of Te Arawa who lived at Te Takinga marae at Mourea, on the eastern shores of Lake Rotorua. Charles Goldie painted Rakapa’s portrait at least six times between 1910 and 1918.
(Te Wheke, 2020)