Ohinemutu pa on Lake Rotorua.

Alternative Title

Ohinemutu pa on Lake Rotorua, ca 1840

Date Created

[ca. 1840]




Hocken Pictorial Collections - 12,760 b


Verso in pencil: Ohinemutu pa on Lake Rotorua; on mount in ink in Dr Hocken’s hand: View from Orakau Maunga-Tautiri, with natives digging in the foreground. Ohinemutu pa on Lake Rotorua. T.M. Hocken. The morere or swing. A favourite game. Given to me by Dr Shortland & probably drawn by him. Dr Edward Shortland, M.D. F.R.C.P. was an eminent person in early N.Z. days. He was brother of Lieut. Willoughby Shortland, Governor Hobson’s Colonial Secretary, & a member of the well known naval family of the name. He was born at Lipson house, near Plymouth, March 20th 1812 & died at Colguill, Plymouth, July 2nd 1893. He took his degree at Cambridge & came to N.Z. in 1840 acting as Private Secretary to Governor Hobson. A good linguist, of great literary ability & fond of travel he soon identified himself with native affairs & was for a time Protector of Aborigines. In 1842 he started the Kareri Maori newspaper for the benefit of the natives. He was much associated with Bishop Selwyn & Chief Justice Martin. Of great value & interest he wrote The Southern Districts, New Zealand, The traditions & superstitions of New Zealanders, How to learn Maori, & some papers in Maori. T.M.H.; label: Na Te Hakena Tenei Tiki.


167 x 250 mm


pencil, wash & opaque white on paper

Temporal Coverage


Given to Dr T.M. Hocken by Dr E. Shortland.


Original in Hobson Album, ATL; Dr T.M. Hocken




Merrett, Joseph Jenner, 1816-1854 and Shortland, Edward, 1812-1893, “Ohinemutu pa on Lake Rotorua.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed March 3, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/5783.