Digitised Image

Maori needle, tatooing chisel and bird holding ring, alongside pieces of greenstone, between ca 1890-1930

Reference Number: 1/1-007559-G

Maori needle, tatooing chisel and bird holding ring, alongside pieces of greenstone. A sign on the left reads: "Needle made from boars tusk. New Plymouth.". Signs on the right read: "Made from human thigh bone for holding tame Kaka. Mr Adamson." Photograph taken by Samuel Heath Head between circa 1890-1930.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Pounamu, Cage birds, Taonga Maori, Maori - Implements and Maori - Moko.

Part of:
Head, Samuel Heath, d 1948 :Negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00261 (101 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Glass negative. Single negative

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures572. Maori. Implements(PFP-021356)

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