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Stone adzes from Horowhenua region, 12 April 1931

Reference Number: PA1-f-009-172

Three types of stone adze, in the possession of Mr R A Prouse, Levin.Specimen on left: splay, broad-edged shape, from Turakina. Length 4 inches, breadth 2.75 inches, cutting edge 2.75 inches, breadth of butt 1.75 to 2 inches, thickness 1 inch, colour black with faint mottlings.Specimen in centre: from Mr J Hill's run, Hokio Beach Road, Levin. Rudely chipped except close to cutting edge; triangular cross-section; length 5.75 inches, breadth 2 inches, cutting edge 2 inches, thickness 1.25 inches; of black, cherty, fine-grained greywacke or indurated argillite.Specimen on right: from R A Prouse's garden, Makomako Road East, Weraroa. Fine cutting edge and well-ground bevels meeting at a rather obtuse angle; cutting edge narrows in; length 6.375 inches, breadth 1.625, cutting edge 1.125 inches, butt 2.25 inches long & breadth from 1 to 1.25 inches, thickness 1.75 inches; of light green chertose rock with patches of black carbonaceous argillite (almost certainly from Tararua range).(Source of information: original album caption). Photograph taken 12 April 1931 by G L Adkin.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Silver gelatin photoprints, related to Horowhenua District, Toki and Taonga Maori.

Part of:
Adkin album 27, Reference Number PA1-f-009 (17 digitised items)
Adkin, George Leslie :Photographs of New Zealand geology, geography, and the Maori history of Horowhenua, Reference Number PAColl-0844 (165 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 93 x 156 mm mounted on album page. Single photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: Three types of stone adze, in possession of Mr R A Prouse, Levin.... 12.4.31

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