Abstract: A group of scenes inside a pa with explanatory text on the opposite page, paraphrased as follows: 1.[Top centre] A sketch a Kaitote on the Waikato showing a cooking house with a couple of elderly women, seated on the ground outside, performing the hongi. 2. [Top left] An aged woman of Te Mutu making a basket of the leaves of the tawara (Freycinetia Banksii). 3. [Top right] A slave woman preparing potatoes by scraping them with a mussel shell. 4. [Centre] Interior of a house at Rangihaeata's pa at Porirua, with women engaged in manufacturing flax garments. 5. [Bottom left] Tangi or crying of welcome; also Hongi detail on the right. Both sketches from life, were made near Taupiri, on the Waikato River.
Abstract: Groups of Maori seated in a pa by the Waikato River, with a pataka to the right, a small whare, several fences and a tent to the right, with a European standing outside it. A kete and two pigs in the foreground, two dogs to the right, utensils, clothing, oars and weapons draped over a palisade.
Abstract: Shows Tara, chief of the Ngati Tai, near Auckland. He wears a long cloak or blanket with fringing of soft feathers or hair around the neck and hem. He holds a long-handled tewhatewha (sharpened club), and wears moko.
Abstract: The interior of Te Wherowhero's pa, with Taupiri Mountain rising in the background. There is a row of houses to the left, some with palisades around them, groups of people seated in the centre and other buildings, including pataka on the right. The pa is surrounded by a large palisade
Abstract: Captain Nagle's house on the right, in the middle distance, with other buildings to the left and huts and tents in the foreground. A flag on a hill in the middle distance, a small canoe landing on the shore to the right and a longer Maori war canoe in the water.
Abstract: Mount Taupiri in the background, covered with bush. A smaller mound below it, has a building on top. At its foot is a church, tents and low buildings. A stream is on the left, with a number of Maori walking along the riverbank path
Abstract: Shows three small wooden buildings: the central one is a small two-window cottage with a rain barrel, in front of a small wooden church building. At the far left, the third building (which has an outbuilding) is partly obscured. A stooped figure in the right foreground may be weeding the grave enclosure.
Abstract: Shows a view looking southwest over Lake Taupo, with Ruapehu shown to the left of Ngauruhoe which has a plume of smoke coming from it. The right foreground shows bush and a small plateau on which cattle are grazing. There are cliffs on the lakeside in the left distance. Shows Motutaiko Island in the central distance.
Abstract: Shows a cove at the south tip of Lake Taupo, with a canoe pulled up on the shore. There is a large rugged boulder in the extreme right foregroundls in the background sloping down to the lake shore.
Abstract: Shows rocky outcrop Pohaturoa near Atiamuri with the Waikato River between steep cliffs. In the foreground are three houses and carriage drawn by four horses on a road leading from a bridge across the river on the right.
Geographic Location: Pohaturoa Rock; Atiamuri; Waikato River