The Shadow of The Land – Kawiti’s Canon on Ruapekapeka, with an ominous shadow beginning to enter the picture – by Chris Wilkie – 2004

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  1. Chris Wilkie
    Chris Wilkie says:

    Purchased by Mr. Jim Peters, MP, Vice Chancellor Maori Auckland University. For the Whangarei District Council in 2004.
    The title reflects an old saying of a far North kaumatua, who stated: “…the Pakeha has the shadow of the land, but Maori will have the substance…” That of course has been entirely reversed in modern times.
    The cannon depicted was replaced with a [generic] Scottish cannonade in recent years.

    • Theresa Sjoquist
      Theresa Sjoquist says:

      Thanks very much for the extra detail. Pictures are worth a thousand words, but sometimes the words help the picture.

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