Interior of Otaké Church, New Zealand. C.D. Barraud del. Wellington N.Z. R.K. Thomas lith. Day & Son Lith.rs to the Queen. n.d. Interior of Otaké Church, New Zealand.

Alternative Title

[Interior of Otaké Church, New Zealand. C.D. Barraud del. Wellington N.Z. R.K. Thomas lith. Day & Son Lith.rs to the Queen. n.d. Interior of Otaké Church, New Zealand. This church, which is 80 feet long, 36 feet broad and 40 feet high, has been erected by the voluntary labour of the Maories, under the superintendence of Archdeacon Hadfield and the Rev. H. Williams. The timber for the building was carefully selected from the forest and brought a distance of several miles. The ridge pole, which is made of one solid totara pole 86 feet long, was brought a distance of 12 miles. The building was commenced in the year 1849 and opened in the year 1851, and is a noble specimen of native workmanship. C.D. Barraud del. Wellington N.Z. R.K. Thomas lith. Day & Son Lith.rs to the Queen. n.d.

Identifier

Hocken Pictorial Collections - 11,583
a818

Description

Margin below image on stone: This church, which is 80 feet long, 36 feet broad and 40 feet high, has been erected by the voluntary labour of the Maories, under the superintendence of Archdeacon Hadfield and the Rev. H. Williams. The timber for the building was carefully selected from the forest and brought a distance of several miles. The ridge pole, which is made of one solid totara pole 86 feet long, was brought a distance of 12 miles. The building was commenced in the year 1849 and opened in the year 1851, and is a noble specimen of native workmanship; l.l. in ink: T.M. Hocken; label in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: The three totara posts were brought down with immense labour from the forest heights of Otaki, Waikanae and Ohau and were thus with the rafter patterns, carving and raupo thatching a conjoint gift by the tribes of these districts. The old chief Te Rauparaha is leaning against the nearest post. An incorrigible savage to the end he yet had a regard for the new whakapono or faith, and so lent his countenance. He died at Otaki Nov 27 1849, and was buried by the Rev. W. Ronaldson. Archedeacon Hadfield and Rev. Sam.l Williams were in charge of the district. T.M.H.; label: Na Te Hakena Tenei Tiki.

Extent

460 x 338 mm

Medium

colour lithograph on paper

Temporal Coverage

Provenance

Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Source

Dr T.M. Hocken’s Collection.

Files

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Citation

Barraud, Charles Decimus, 1822-1897, “Interior of Otaké Church, New Zealand. C.D. Barraud del. Wellington N.Z. R.K. Thomas lith. Day & Son Lith.rs to the Queen. n.d. Interior of Otaké Church, New Zealand.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 26, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5727.