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 #5. Frame measures 420 mm x 550 mm.
Original text verso;
At the bottom of Houraki Gulf, and a few miles from Auckland stands Houraki Pah. It is now falling into decay, from the natives in this neighborhood having adopted manners, more similar to those of their white fellow subjects; as they are now commencing to live on the ground that they cultivate. Formerly the state of hostility that one tribe lived in, with regard to the others, made them congregate in masses, in the fortified pahs, which were stockaded round with much ingenuity. The New Zealander was as hospitable as the Arab, and to treat a stranger well, and devote a house to his reception, was formerly almost a tenet of religion amongst them. Now although they continue to be liberal to one another, they are sufficiently exacting to the Pakeha.
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