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Paul Paora Tuhaere, Chief Orakie / Queen Aotea, Second Wife of King Tawhiao , 1880s

 Item — Box: Oversize 1, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 12, Series III

Scope and Contents

Bust-length portrait of Paul Paora Tuhaere, a Maori Chief in Auckland, New Zealand. Portrait shows the chief wearing Western-style suit with white bibbed shirt and bow tie. He has a short white beard and mustache, and his tribal facial tattoos can be seen clearly.

On the reverse is a portrait of Queen Aotea. She has short, dark, hair, and wears a traditional cloak with frilled collar and a feather in her hair. She has facial tattoos on her chin.

Both images are signed Pulman Photo.


  • 1880s


Physical Description

2 albumen prints, mounted on opposite sides of a black paper sheet ; 28 x 22 cm (Chief) 28 x 21 cm (Queen)

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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