Digitised Image

Albert Percy Godber standing beside the amo of Maori meeting house Te Tiki o Tamamutu, at the Spa Hotel, Taupo, Circa 1928

Reference Number: APG-1937-1/2-G

View of the amo of Maori meeting house Te Tiki o Tamamutu at Taupo. It was later named Mauri-ora after John Joshua (proprietor of the Spa Hotel in Taupo) bought it for use as a lounge, smoking room and dining room. The photographer, A P Godber is standing beside the amo. Photographed by Albert Percy Godber circa 1928.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Albert Percy Godber, Te Tiki o Tamamutu (Meeting house), Taupo, Whare nui - New Zealand - Waikato Region, Amo, Hotels - 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. Vertical imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: This image is reproduced in "Carved Maori houses of western and northern areas of New Zealand" by William J Phillipps (1955, p 187), which has the inscription "Fig. 112. Te Tiki o Tamamutu, The Spa, Taupo. (Mr Godber in photo). A P Godber photo". For further information see also "Maori meeting houses of the North Island" by John C M Cresswell.

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".

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