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Possibly a former Maori burial cave, Kapiti Island, January 1972

Reference Number: 1/4-020534-F

Possibly a former Maori burial cave, Kapiti Island. The cave is also said to have been used by whalers to store meat. Taken by Philip Lionel Barton, January 1972.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Phillip Lionel Barton, Kapiti Island, Ngati Toa, Maori - Burial and Caves.

Part of:
Wellington Archaeological Society: Negatives of Kapiti Island taken by Philip Lionel Barton, Reference Number PAColl-5428 (9 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Vertical imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service41. Kapiti Island(PFP-002118)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - "? Former Maori burial cave. This goes right through headland. Whalers are said to have hung their meat up in roof to keep it cool. Assume breeze would pass right through cave. January 1972." (Transcribed from back of file print)

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