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Mana Island — Kupe and the Navigators (2009)


  • Medium: acrylic on canvas
  • Size: 24.375 × 24.375 inches (framed)
  • Reference Code: KX90709


This is the island off the Porirua coast and its full name is the “Mana of Kupe of Moana Nui a Kiwa”. He was one of the great early Polynesian navigators who arrived in New Zealand a thousand years ago. The Mana Island paintings also celebrate the local tribe Ngati Toa and their chief Te Rauparaha who was the composer of the famous Maori haka Kamate Kamate.

Darcy Nicholas

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Darcy Nicholas

Darcy Nicholas



Te Kahui Maunga and the tribes of Taranaki and Tauranga Moana areas

(1946- )

Born in Waitara, Taranaki, Darcy Nicholas has been actively involved in the contemporary Maori art movement since the late 1960’s. He has exhibited throughout New Zealand, Australia, Africa, United States, France, India, Britain, Germany, Netherlands, and Canada.

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