Digitised Image

Koruru figure head from meeting house gable, 1933

Reference Number: PA1-f-009-60-321

Original caption reads "Koruru (figure head in gable) of the old Kotahitanga meeting house at Manankau. Height, 3ft; width, 2ft.6in. Extremely heavy." Photographed by George Leslie Adkin on 26 November 1933.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Kotahitanga (Meeting house), Manakau, Wood-carving - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Koruru and Wood-carving, 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 13.7 x 10.6 cm, mounted on album page. Single photograph

Historical Notes: Kotahitanga was the name of a meeting house built about 1863 at Manakau, a community south of Levin. It was built to bring together the Ngati Wehiwehi people of Manakau with the Maori King movement. It was pulled down about 1936.

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