Maori wooden memorial, made from a waka, and carved to mark the grave of Te Mahutu, at Pipiriki, between 1860 and 1890
Reference Number: 1/4-017135-G
Maori wooden memorial known as Nga Rangi-o-Rehua or Te Koanga-o-rehua, made from a waka, and carved to mark the grave of Te Mahutu. Photograph taken in Pipiriki by William James Harding, between 1856 and 1886.
Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district, Reference Number PAColl-3042 (280 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Glass negative. Single negative
Historical Notes: This monument was made from a waka, cut in two. Acording to Sir Walter Buller, it was erected at Pipiriki, on the Whanganui River, about the year 1824. Circa 1865, it was brought down the river to a cemetery in Putiki. Some time later Major Kemp presented the monument to Sir Walter Buller, where it stood at his home on Lake Papaitonga, near Levin. When Buller died it was given to the Dominion Museum. (Information from `Maori Art' by W J Phillipps, page 39. Held at Alexander Turnbull Library 572.9931 PHI 1946)
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 Pictures19. Waimarino Co. Pipiriki. Monuments(PFP-021809)
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