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Funeral procession for Mr and Mrs Williams at the Arahura marae, West Coast, [early 1900s]

Reference Number: 1/2-057562-F

Scene at Arahura, West Coast, showing the funeral procession for Mr and Mrs Williams at the Arahura marae, West Coast, in the early 1900s. Looks, from an elevated position, over a group gathered a hearse on the road between a hall and the Arahura railway station. The Arahura River is in the distance. Photographer unidentified.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Arahura Marae, Arahura, Funeral rites and ceremonies - New Zealand - West Coast Region and Maori - Funeral customs and rites.

Part of:
King, Michael : Photographs relating to Maori, Reference Number PAColl-8661 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w copy negative(s)Film negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Mrs Williams died first. Her husband wanted to join her so lay down beside her and also died. (Information from Maori : a photographic and social history / Michael King. Auckland, N.Z. : Heineman, 1983, page 138)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures572. Maori funeral rites(PFP-031693)

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