Welcome to Auckland Art Gallery's Whakamīharo Lindauer Online, a website dedicated to Gottfried Lindauer's celebrated portraits of 19th century Māori leaders: men and women who continue to inspire today. This is a place for their stories.

We invite you to explore the fascinating history of the paintings and the people they portray. Contribute your comments and engage in a discussion. Sign our guestbook. Listen to interviews with descendants. Look in detail at the portraits gathered here from public collections.

Discover the many moving reflections about the paintings written in the historic Māori Visitors Book. Be a part of the Whakamīharo Lindauer Online community. He kitenga kanohi, he hokinga whakaaro - wanangatia, korerohia kia whanui te kaupapa.

  • Behind The Brush  

    Behind The Brush

    Discover the stories behind Lindauer's portraits on Maori TV's acclaimed new series.

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  • Rovina Maniapoto-Anderson on Rewi Maniapoto  

    Rovina Maniapoto-Anderson on Rewi Maniapoto

    Watch a 5 part video of descendant Rovina Maniapoto-Anderson.

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