Thomas Kendall, Hongi Hika and Waikato, 1820

This 1820 painting by James Barry shows the Ngāpuhi leaders Waikato (left) and Hongi Hika (centre). Both men wear kiwi feather cloaks and flax skirts and carry mere. Hongi also has a taiaha. The Reverend Thomas Kendall is seated at right.

The work was painted in London when Hongi Hika and Waikato visited England with Kendall. Find out more about this image on the Alexander Turnbull Library's website.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: G-618
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page: 'Thomas Kendall, Hongi Hika and Waikato, 1820', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 23-Jun-2014

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