Hand-coloured lithograph on paper
245 x 170mm (image); 520 x 405mm (frame)
Original title: ‘Warepori or “Dark house”’. One half of Plate I from Edward Jerningham Wakefield, Illustrations to “Adventure in New Zealand” (London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1845), titled The Two Head Chiefs of Port Nicholson. Lithography by Day and Haghe. Other lithographs from the series can be viewed here.
A biography of Te Wharepōuri, of Te Āti Awa, is available on Te Ara The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
Fletcher Trust Collection, purchased December 1998