Rare New Zealand politician Te Karaitiana Takamoana and friend T G Young 19th century cdv.
New Zealand maori politician Te Karaitiana Takamoana with TG Young cdv RARE
NOTE: The RH on these cdvs are my own identification, it does not appear on the image.
ORIGINAL CIRCA 1870 CARTE DE VISITE FORMAT ALBUMEN PRINT PHOTOGRAPH by W.H. DAVIS, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND.
A RARE STUDIO PORTRAIT OF MAORI LEADER and POLITICIAN, TE KARAITIANA TAKAMOANA (died 1879) seated at a table with T. G. Young. THE TWO MEN ARE IDENTIFIED IN A PENCILLED CAPTION ON THE ALBUM MOUNT, WHICH ACCOMPANIES THIS CDV. THE PHOTO IS IN GOOD CONDITION, a little pale and with a few light marks; the reverse is blank. DIMENSIONS: Standard carte de visite size, 105 x 65 mm (APPROX. 4 x 2.5 INCHES) “Takamoana derived chiefly rank among Ngati Te Whatuiapiti and Ngati Kahungunu in Heretaunga (Hawke’s Bay) through his mother, Te Rotohenga, also known as Winipere. Winipere married twice: Takamoana’s father was Tinikirunga, of Rangitane and Ngati Kahungunu descent; he belonged to Ngati Rangiwhakaaewa and Ngati Te Whatuiapiti. Takamoana was said to have been born in Wairarapa. Te Meihana Takihi was Takamoana’s brother. Henare Tomoana and Pene Te Uamairangi, whose father was Hira, were his half-brothers” (Te Ara, Encyclopedia of New Zealand)
“Recognised by many as a founding father of the modern Ngati Kahungunu iwi, he was a veteran of the Musket Wars and the East Coast campaigns of the New Zealand Wars, including the East Cape War and Te Kooti’s War. He represented the Eastern Maori electorate from 1871 until 1879, when he died.”