Copy of Rakiraki's sketch of the great lagoons near the source off the Matou River.
Copy of Rakiraki's sketch of the great lagoons near the source off the Matou River, 1844. Enlarged from J.W.Barnicoats Journal.
HM 882, 1844
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].
Rakiraki, “Copy of Rakiraki's sketch of the great lagoons near the source off the Matou River.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 29, 2020, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6328.
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