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Ross, Malcolm, 1862-1930 :The song of kai [Ruatoki], [March 1904]

Reference Number: PA1-q-634-32

Group at hui in Ruatoki singing the song of kai at the evening meal, photographed in March 1904 by Malcolm Ross.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Silver gelatin photoprints, related to Ruatoki, Ngai Tuhoe, Maori - Food and Waiata.

Part of:
Through Tuhoe Land, Reference Number PA1-q-634 (34 digitised items)
Ranfurly family :Photographs, Reference Number PAColl-5745 (114 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 160 x 210 mm mounted on album page 255 x 287 mm. Single photograph

Historical Notes: In "Through Tuhoe land" (Christchurch Press, 1904), which describes the vice-regal expedition which is the subject of PA1-q-634, Malcolm Ross describes this scene in Ruatoki; 'Turning in another direction we witnessed a quaint and interesting ceremony, the food for the evening meal was being brought in with all the old ceremonial, and as the bearers advanced ith it they sang the song of "Kai".'

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: The song of "kai".

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