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Mahina-a-Rangi meeting house, Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia, [ca 1930s]

Reference Number: APG-0952-1/2-G

The korupe (carving over the window frame) at Mahina-a-Rangi meeting house at Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia. It shows the Tainui canoe (ca. 1350) with its captain, Hoturoa. Above the canoe is Te Hoe-o-Tainui, a famous paddle, the kete (kit) given to Whakaoterangi by a tohunga of Hawaiki, the bird Parakaraka (front) who was able to see in the dark, and another bird who warned of approaching daylight. See "Maori meeting houses of the North Island" by John C M Cresswell, 1977 (p 31). Photograph taken by Albert Percy Godber, circa 1930s.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Turangawaewae Marae, Mahina-a-Rangi (Meeting house), Ngaruawahia, Maori - New Zealand - Waikato Region, Whare nui - New Zealand - Waikato Region and Wood-carving, Maori.

Part of:
Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949 :Collection of albums, prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00048 (2024 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 4.75 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

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

Citation: Any publication must be accompanied by the credit "A P Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library".

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures15. Waikato Co. Ngaruawahia. Meeting houses. Mahina-a-Rangi(PFP-024635)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - Ngaruawahia

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