but has more pressing priorities for its people
Ngāti Kahungunu would love nothing more than to secure a Lindauer portrait of one of their rangatira, but with the impacts of Covid-19 and Cyclone Gabrielle there is no way it could justify spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a painting.
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Harawira Te Mahikai, chief of the Ngāti Kahungunu Tribe, and a signatory of the Treaty of Waitangi, was the last tattooed rangatira (chief) of Waimārama, Hawke’s Bay.
In the years prior to his death in 1886 his portrait was painted by Gottfried Lindauer who, along with C F Goldie, excelled in painting important Māori subjects, as well as depictions of Māori life during this time period.
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