19th century Huia image: Gustav Mutzel, (1839-1893), attributed artist; Richard Carl Illner, (1831-1895), engraver.
“May I ask that our heavenly father, your ancestors and mine, bless your site. Notwithstanding this, I am sure that you would join with me and ask for a blessing from the birds themselves, as they have also joined our ancestors.”
— Rupene M.T. Waaka, Ngati Huia