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[Ashworth, Edward] 1814-1896 :Native built church (wharay karakia) at Te Whatawat on the Waipa River New Zealand. [1843]

Reference Number: A-208-004

The interior of a Maori church, with tukutuku panels between the upright beams in the walls and two central beams supporting the ridge-pole. Ten Maori are seated inside. Along the top, the artist has written the Maori for various building terms: roof tuanui, beam kanae, rafters keke, door tatau, lath ehako, posts wapu. He also adds 'The beams, posts, rafters etc are not squared but very neatly adzed'.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings, related to Edward Ashworth, "The world was all before me"; journals and watercolours of Edward Ashworth from the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library. National Library Gallery, Whatawhata, Anglican church buildings - New Zealand - Waikato Region, Whakapono, Tukutuku, Maori churches, Maori - Social life and customs, Maori - Architecture and Interior architecture.

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[Ashworth, Edward] 1814-1896 :Native built church (wharay karakia) at Te Whatawat on the Waipa River New Zealand. [1843], Reference Number A-208-004 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Pen & ink, 195 x 210 mm. Single art work

Historical Notes: Sketched on Ashworth's trip up the Waikato and Waipa rivers, December 1843

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