Tinted Lithograph. From a series of sketches in New Zealand by Richard Aldworth Oliver, Commander R.N dated 1852.
Dedicated by permission to His Royal Highness Prince Albert. Lithographed and published by Dickinson Bros., publishers to the Queen, 114 New Bond Street. Plates signed Dickinson and co. lith. and Capt. Oliver delt. This plate is #6. Frame measures 420 mm x 550 mm.
Original text verso;
The Half-castes of New Zealand are perhaps the finest mixed race in the world; though unfortunately in too many cases, owing to the neglect of their European parent, they grow up amongst the natives, and imbibe more of their habits, than those of the European. Those represented in the drawing belong to Pomare's Pah, near the Bay of Islands, and were sketched at Kororaika at the famous feast in 1851, given by Tamiti Waka Neni (Thomas Walker) to Hori King, at which all the tribes connected with these chiefs assisted. These extraordinary New Zealand feasts are of rare occurrence, and I propose to give a representation of the one alluded to in a future number. The man on the right with the musket is Neddy, who fought against us under Heki at Ruapekapeka. The girl next to him is his sister Maria, a remarkably fine girl and now married to a native. The woman with the baby is said to be the daughter of the Chevalier Dillon; and on the left is Jane, who was famous for her personal attractions. They are all well looking, and it is the exception to see a half-caste otherwise. The old lady kneeling on the right is " Na Nuia," Pomare's wife, who placed herself in that becoming attitude to avoid having her portrait taken. 
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