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Hei tiki on display at a museum, [ca 1910]

Reference Number: 1/2-001919-G

Close-up view of a hei tiki in a display case in an unidentified museum. The caption below reads " Unusually large and finely-carved tiki of Kawakawa greenstone. It was obtained by Lieut. Flinders about 1797, and was taken by him to England and presented to Mrs Langsford, who bequeathed it to her grandson, Mr W P Palmer. In 1877 Mr Palmer emigrated to New Zealand, and after his death the tiki was acquired for the Museum. The cord is the original one belonging to the tiki, and is made of Phormium fibre. (No 5587)". Photograph taken by William A Price in early 1900s.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Hei Tiki, Museum exhibits, Maori - Exhibitions, Pounamu - Artefacts and Taonga Maori.

Part of:
Price, William Archer, d 1948 :Collection of post card negatives, Reference Number PAColl-3057 (1884 digitised items)

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

Historical Notes: William Archer Price lived and practised in Queen Street, Northcote, 1909-1910. Source: New Zealand Post Office directories

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 "Price Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library".

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures572. Maori. Hei Tiki(PFP-030489)

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