14 May 2009

Images of Taupo works by Angas to be brought home

6:46 am on 14 May 2009

A Tuwharetoa researcher is heading for Adelaide to rekindle a relationship that started in the 19th century.

Eleazar Manutai Bramley is digitising the South Australian Museum's collection of paintings and drawings by artist George French Angas, who visited Taupo in 1844 to record Maori and their way of life.

She told Waatea News she sees it as a reciprocal arrangements as Angas relied on goodwill and hospitality of the chiefs around Taupo.

Once the collection is digitised, she says it will be more accessible to the descendants of the tupuna whom Angas painted.