Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Nuku Tewhatewha @ The Dowse

The Wellington group sketched at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt recently.  I sketched Nuku Tewhatewha, an elaborate pātaka, Maori store house.  It is of national significance because it is one of seven pātaka commissioned by North Island chiefs symbolising support for the Kingitanga movement.  It was built in 1856 in Naenae, a suburb in Lower Hutt.

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