Digitised Image

Display at the Wanganui Museum to show traditional methods of Maori tree felling, [ca December 1957]

Reference Number: PAColl-6388-09

Display at the Wanganui Museum to show methods of traditional Maori tree felling, circa December, 1957. Photographer unidentified. The card in the foreground reads: "Ancient Maori methods of felling trees. Note: The old-time Maori must have spent much time in cutting down trees - a slow process when one considers the primitive tools he had to work with. Then the cutting off the head of the tree and lopping the branches was even a slower and more tedious job. Yet with these drawbacks the Maori succeeded in erecting strong palissades round his pa, in making handsome canoes, and in building fine houses."

Key terms:
1 image, related to Whanganui Regional Museum, Wanganui, Tree felling and Maori - Implements.

Part of:
New Zealand Free Lance original photographic prints, from the file print collection, Box 5, Reference Number PAColl-6388 (92 digitised items)
New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00079 (849 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 200 x 138 mm. Single photograph

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