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Outside Te Rauru meeting house at Whakarewarewa village, with Maori women performing an action song, ca 1900

Reference Number: 1/1-021413-G

Scene at Whakarewarewa village showing Maori women performing an action song outside Te Rauru meeting house. They wear full length petticoats under their piupiu, long sleeved blouses, and feathers in their hair. Mita Taupopoki stands on the right holding a patu and wearing a cloak and a headdress. A woman on the left holds a taiaha. Other whare and houses are in the background. A carved wooden waharoa (gateway) is in front of the house. Photograph taken circa 1900 by an unidentified photographer.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Mita Taupopoki, Te Rauru (Meeting house), Whakarewarewa, Waiata a ringa, Whare nui - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region, Waharoa, Women, Maori - New Zealand - Bay of Plenty Region and Maori - Clothing.

Part of:
Tourist and Publicity, Reference Number PAColl-3063 (93 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Glass negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures572. Maori. Dances. Action song(PFP-028249)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: 813

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