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Te Pakanga XIX: Kāhore rātou e mōhio … He aitua! He aitua!

ArtistPara Matchitt
Production Date1974
Mediumpen and ink on paper
Size696 x 864 mm
DepartmentNew Zealand Art
Accession Date21 Apr 2010
Accession NoC2010/1/9/1
Credit LineChartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2010

Chartwell Notes

This work is part of a series of works titled Te Pakanga. This is Te Pakanga XIX, 1974

Te Pakanga by Paratene Matchitt, is a series of drawings completed in 1974. The drawings were commissioned by School Publications in Wellington as illustrations for a book called Te Atea (The New World) published in 1975. Te Atea, by Katerina Mataira, was written in Maori for a Maori audience. The book and the Matchitt illustrations are about the perils of war and the path to restoration.