Story: Taranaki tribe

‘Comet over Mt Taranaki and Parihaka’

‘Comet over Mt Taranaki and Parihaka’

This 1972 painting by Ralph Hotere was inspired by an extraordinary and portentous photograph taken in 1882, which showed a comet in the sky over Mt Taranaki, with Parihaka village in the foreground.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Acrylic and ink on paper by Ralph Hotere

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Te Miringa Hōhaia. 'Taranaki tribe - Taranaki tribe today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 12-Apr-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/1880/comet-over-mt-taranaki-and-parihaka