May Robin and Pania of the Reef, Marine Parade, Napier, ca Jun 1954
Reference Number: PAColl-6585-88
May Robin alongside the statue depticting Pania of the Reef, on Marine Parade, Napier, circa June 1954. Photographer unidentified.Note on back of file print reads "Bronze statue of 'Pania of the Reef' on Marine Parade, a leading figure in Maori legend in Hawke's Bay - which was unveiled by the PM Rt Hon S G Holland. With Pania is May Robin, of Hukarere Maori Girls College, who was the model for the statue's head. The plaque inscription reads: 'An old Maori legend tells how Pania, lured by the siren voice of the sea people, swam out to meet them. When she endeavoured to return to her lover she was transformed into the reef which now lies beyond the Napier Breakwater. To perpeturate this legend the Thirty Thousand Club presented this statue to the city of Napier.' "
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, 19 x 13.6. Vertical imageSingle photograph
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