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Lighting the Way Encounter 3: Encounters


During the late 1700s and early 1800s, war canoe or waka taua fleets speed along the coastlines as the quickest means of travel for Māori. They traversed the waters with ease and encountered many strangers like traders in flax, timber, seal, and whale oil who sailed to the far reaches of the globe. Often for these traders, stories were told of the wonders of a rich and untamed land inhabited by savage natives. In these early years of European and American contact, there were many false starts and devastating conflicts. Then in the early 19th century, the head of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) based in Australia and the governor of New South Wales from Norfolk Island sought to establish a link with the Arikinui, high chiefs, with the aim of establishing missions in Peiwhairangi, modern day Bay of Islands.

This rendering portrays the arrival of the Active and the greeting by large waka taua. The rest, they say is history.

The design was created by Karol Wilczynska and Alan T Litchfield in collaboration with Struan Hamilton

The screen and intaglio print on 300gsm 500mm X 500mm quality FABRIANO DISEGNO 5 300G Hot Press paper – 4 colour ink and 2 metallic foils – silver + red – using fade resistant permaset aqua water base inks. Printed on large format adjustable Vacuum Silk Screen floor standing table and standing large format Intaglio floor press.

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Dimensions: width

500 mm

Dimensions: height

500 mm

Stock Description

Fabriano Disegno 5 300G Hot Press paper.


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NZD $1,000.00 Incl. GST
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