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Ross, Malcolm, 1862-1930 :[Tobacco drying on a pataka, Ruatahuna], [March 1904]

Reference Number: PA1-q-634-22-1

Tobacco drying on a pataka at Ruatahuna, photographed in March 1904 by Malcolm Ross.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Silver gelatin photoprints, related to Ruatahuna, Ngai Tuhoe, Tobacco harvesting and Maori - Pataka.

Part of:
[From Ruatahuna to Kopuriki], Reference Number PA1-q-634-22 (1 digitised items)
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)Toned silver gelatin print 80 x 60 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 states that as the party approached Ruatahuna they "left the stream and started across the clearings on the outskirts of the village. There was little cultivation .... Pits of kumaras, recently dug, and tobacco drying in the sun were the only signs of husbandry."

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: Maori pataka - tobacco drying.

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