Carved pataka (storehouse) named Te Oha, Auckland Museum, [ca 1908]
Reference Number: PA1-f-179-79-3
Carved pataka (storehouse) named Te Oha, Auckland Museum. Built by the Arawa, this pataka was originally at Waerenga village, Lake Rotorua. Photograph taken by Thomas Pringle about 1908.
Pringle, Thomas, 1858-1931 :"Camera Notes Between Wanganui and Rotorua", Reference Number PA1-f-179 (31 digitised items)
Parliamentary Library : Photograph albums, Reference Number PAColl-5005 (43 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print. Single photograph
Historical Notes: These storehouses are often called food stores, but they were built near ordinary dwellings to hold domestic equipment, fishing gear, and agricultural implements as well as superior foods such as potted birds. (Information from "The Decorative Arts of the New Zealand Maori," Barrow, Terrance, A H & A W Reed, Wellington/Auckland, 1964)
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