About This Website

The Whakamiharo Lindauer Online website is presented by the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and was launched in July 2010.


Best Diversity Initiative 2010, Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Awards

Special Technology and Innovation Award, New Zealand Museum Awards 2011


Our special appreciation goes to our external partners, supporters and sponsors:

Website funder

Digital Strategy Community Partnership Fund

Website partner

Te Tauri Whiri i te Reo Māori - the Māori Language Commission


Website contributors

Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand

Auckland City Libraries

Auckland Museum

National Library of Australia

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna Waiwhetu

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Sarjeant Gallery

The Suter Art Gallery

Website supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the descendants of the portrait sitters who gave their permission to include an image of their tupuna (ancestors) on this website.

Descendants who generously gave of their time to be interviewed for the website were:

Rovina Maniapoto-Anderson

George Parekowhai

Benjamin Pittman

Craig Solomon

Maunu Stephens

Toko Renata Te Taniwha

We extend our thanks to the descendants of Henry Partridge and Gottfried Lindauer for their support of this website and for the invaluable information they supplied.


Tāia tēnei whārangi | Print this page
  • Whakaahua Mūori | Mūori Portraits

    View the portraits of Māori painted by Gottfried Lindauer in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Search for specific portraits by iwi or keyword and view the painting in detail through the zoom viewer.

  • Tangata pūkenga | The Artist

    Learn about Gottfried Lindauer, one of the best-known painters of Māori portraits. Read about his painting techniques, why the works were painted, and the role of his patron Henry Partridge.

  • Documentary series | Behind the Brush

    The Māori Television series Behind the Brush brings alive the stories of descendants and to uncover the lives of the artist, the patron and tupuna Māori.

  • Pukapuka manuhiri | Visitors Book

    Turn the pages, view the hundreds of comments and signatures, read the transcription and translation, and search by name and place. A digitisation of an historical legacy.