Kororareka in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Sketched Mar 10th 1845 on the morning before the assault and destruction by Honi Heki.

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Kororareka in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Sketched Mar 10th 1845 on the morning before the assault and destruction by Honi Heki. Drawn by Capt.n Clayton and on stone by W.A. Nicholas. Lithographed & published by E.D. Barlow. 9 Bridge St.

Identifier

Hocken Pictorial Collections - 12,928
a2388

Publisher

E.D. Barlow. 9 Bridge St.

Description

Margin below image in ink: T.M. Hocken; verso in ink: Capt. King’s; label: Na Te Hakena Tenei Tiki; label in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: Early in the last century Kororareka was resorted to by the South Sea Whalers to refresh & refit their vessels. Gradually it became populated with a motley throng of runaway sailors, beach combers & escaped convicts & became the scene of the wildest orgies. In 1830 Ben Turner opened the first store & grogshop & thenceforward it was a busy place, numbering in 1830 a thousand souls with grogshops, billiard saloons, skittle alleys, hells, a theatre & a church. To keep some sort of safety an association was formed which dispensed a rough justice in which tarring & feathering were features. Here the first war commenced when Heke cut down the obnoxious flagstaff which was supposed to interfere with the trade of the port. Paihia, the chief missionary station, was on the opposite side of the bay, three miles distant. T.M.H.

Extent

260 x 530 mm

Medium

tinted lithograph on paper

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Provenance

Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Source

Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Files

a2388.jpg

Citation

unknown, “Kororareka in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Sketched Mar 10th 1845 on the morning before the assault and destruction by Honi Heki.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 28, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5151.