Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller | OUR Heritage

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Rakawakaputa, P. Cooper Plains.


Alternative Title

Te Rakawakaputa, Kaiapoi Wataputa 20 Decr 1848; Wataputa on Canterbury Plain.

Date Created



Hocken Pictorial Collections - A432


Lower right (l.r.) in ink: Rakawakaputa, P. Cooper Plains W. Fox Dec.r 20/48; l.l. in pencil: Te Rakiwakaputa, Kaiapoai [crossed out] Wataputa 20 Dec.r 1848; on sketchbook mount: Wataputa on Canterbury Plain. Jan 1849; verso u.r. in ink: 34; on flypage of sketchbook in ink: Thomas Morland Hocken from Sir William Fox. Sir William Fox who well knew the interest I took in old New Zealand & was a frequent visitor at my house, promised to bequeath me these sketches which he commenced to take from the time of his arrival in New Zealand in 1842.

Item Dimensions

175 x 250 mm


watercolour, pen & ink on paper

Time Period


Sketchbook bequeathed to Dr T.M. Hocken by Sir William Fox in 1893; Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Is Part Of

Fox sketchbook


Fox, William, 1812-1893, “Rakawakaputa, P. Cooper Plains.,” | OUR Heritage, accessed July 6, 2022,

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