Bringing Whakamīharo Lindauer Online to fruition has involved the commitment and energy of many people. Read about the work that has gone on behind the scenes in researching the portrait sitters and translating the Visitors' Book. Find out who was involved, what discoveries were made along the way, and much more.

  • White Cloud Travelling |  

    White Cloud Travelling

    Since their creation, the pictures have very rarely left the country, and this is the first time such a large number of them have been sent on a journey. They were farewelled with traditional blessings and ceremonies from the museums in Auckland and Wellington and received by a Māori delegation in the Alte Nationalgalerie. It is only by being accompanied spiritually and personally that the works' cultural safety is assured, and they are prepared for viewing by visitors to the exhibition.

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  • Shared Legacies |  

    Shared Legacies

    Contemporary Māori live in different cultural circumstances compared to our ancestors depicted in the nineteenth-century by Bohemian artist Gottfried Lindauer (1839-1926); and we are the proud modern descendants of that past.

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  • the visitors book 

    The Visitors’ Books at the Lindauer Art Gallery

    Tastefully bound in shiny green leather, the two imposing ledgers sat side by side on a table in the gallery that opened in Queen Street in 1901.

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  • Ana Rupene 

    Piecing Parts of a Puzzle Together: Researching Ana Rupene and Child

    The role of a researcher is to listen, observe and be flexible at all times. The purpose of research is to seek, unfold and piece together parts of a story missing from your version or account.

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  • Maggie Papakura 

    He Roimata Ua, He Roimata Tangata. Te Pukapuka Manuhiri a Lindauer

    Haere he whārangi, haere he whārangi, ko te whakamīharo, ko te whakamihi, ko te aroha, ko te tangi ngā karearoto i pupū ake i te hunga i tae ake ki te mātakitaki i te whakakitenga a Lindauer i te tīmatanga o tērā rau tau.

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  • Visitors book 

    Lindauer: Gallery of Memories

    For Māori, the paintings of Gottfried Lindauer and his contemporaries Charles F. Goldie and Thomas (Darby) Ryan, are taonga tuku iho, treasures of an earlier time.

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  • Behind the Brush |  

    Behind the Brush

    When we were approached by AWA Films about a documentary series in July 2011, we recognised an opportunity that hadn't come our way before.

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  • Stephanie McKenzie 

    Making the Website

    The creation of Whakamīharo Lindauer Online is a long and rich story in itself. It involved both institutional commitment and the support and enthusiasm of the wider community.

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  • The Lindauer Online Project team 

    The Team

    Many people were involved in producing this website over the last few years. We would like to thank everyone who gave their time and energy. On this page you can read about the core team of people who dedicated their time to the creation of Whakamīharo Lindauer Online.

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  • 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.