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Maori group alongside a meeting house at the New Zealand International Exhibition, Christchurch, 1906-1907, [ca 1906-7]

Reference Number: PAColl-6585-52

Unidentified Maori group alongside a meeting house in the Maori Court of the New Zealand International Exhibition in Christchurch, 1906-7. This building was made up of parts of Rahurahu meeting house from Orakei Korako, together with other carvings from the Dominion Museum. Photographer unidentified.

Key terms:
1 image, related to New Zealand International Exhibition Christchurch 1906-1907, Rahurahu (Meeting House), Hagley Park, Whare nui - New Zealand - Waikato Region and Whare nui - New Zealand - Canterbury Region.

Part of:
Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 14, Reference Number PAColl-6585 (85 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 11.3 x 15.4 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Historical Notes: Note from `Carved Maori Houses of Western and Northern Areas of New Zealand' by William J Phillipps, 1955, page 192-4 reads: "Somewhere about the turn of the century this house [Rahurahu] fell into disrepair, and was later acquired by the Dominion Museum. In the year 1906, when erecting a superior house in the Maori Court at the Christchurch Exhibition, the carvings of this building were used by Augustus Hamilton, together with certain other carvings in the Dominion Museum."

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures572. Maori. Groups(PFP-014136)

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