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Two sketches adhered together relating to the murder of Mary Dobie on 25 November 1880. The top sketch shows the place where Dobie was killed. A road and rock-lined pathway are pictured in the foreground and who figures are visible standing on a hill in the middleground. The bottom sketch shows Tuhiata, who was tried, convicted and hanged for murdering Dobie. He is pictured with his hands crossed over his chest and a pipe in his mouth. He is wearing a grey jacket. Dobie, who was an artist, had walked to Te Namu Bay to sketch Mt Egmont/Taranaki for the 'Graphic' when she was killed by Tuhiata.
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