Hōne Heke, Kawiti and Hariata Rongo

In this 1846 painting by Joseph Merrett, Hōne Heke is seen standing with his wife Hariata and his ally Kawiti. In a blend of old and new Heke and Kawiti are in Māori clothing while Hariata is wearing European clothing. Heke is also shown holding a musket while Kawiti holds on to a traditional Maori weapon, a taiaha.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-012-019
Artist: Joseph Jenner Merrett
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any reuse of this image.

How to cite this page: 'Hōne Heke, Kawiti and Hariata Rongo', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/hone-heke-kawiti-and-hariata-rongo, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 25-Jun-2014

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