Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Copy of Rakiraki's sketch of the great lagoons near the source off the Matou River.

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Copy of Rakiraki's sketch of the great lagoons near the source off the Matou River, 1844. Enlarged from J.W.Barnicoats Journal.

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1844

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1844

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HM 882, 1844
Hocken Library

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This is an enlarged reproduction of Rakiraki's sketch, originally drawn in J.W. Barnicoats' journal 1843-1844. Rakiraki was of Waitaha, Kati Mamoe and Kai Tahu descent. Little has been recorded of him. He was more than likely employed as a 'Native Guide' to assist Barnicoat and Tuckett with their land surveys of the South Island. This sketch depicts the source of the Matou River as Lakes Wakatipu, Awia [Hawea] and Wanuk [Wanaka].

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Rakiraki, “Copy of Rakiraki's sketch of the great lagoons near the source off the Matou River.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed August 21, 2019, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6328.

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