IWI / HAPU AFFILIATIONS
Little is known of Pare Watene who is also known as Pare
Watana.1 According to James
Cowan, her father was Hemi Watene of Ngati Maru.
Lindauer's 1878 portrait of Pare Watene is a good likeness of
the Foy Brothers photograph taken in Thames between 1871 and 1878.
The name Whakaarorangi is inscribed on the back of the photograph
and this was her married name.
Lindauer was not the only artist to paint a portrait of Pare.
J. Gant had a number of portraits of Maori available for sale
in 1888 in Wellington. His portrait of Pare went to auction with
the title Pari Whakaarorangi a Waikato Chieftaness
alongside a portrait of King Tawhiao.2
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