Toea. Daughter of Wi Neera; Angas, George French; 1842; X001.33.3


Toea. Daughter of Wi Neera

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Painting shows Toea, daughter of Chief Te Awaitaia, standing in front of the fortified Pa. Harbour entrance in the background.


Angas, George French

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New Zealand

Subject and Association Description

Not much is known of Toea except that her portrait was painted in 1842 by George French Angus. Due to her lineage she was treated with all the respect and privilege due to puhi of the tribe. She later married and is the ancestress of the subsequent line of descent of Wiremu Neera Te Awaitaia.

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Ngati Mahanga Collection

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Copy of Print

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