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Maori women working with fern roots

Reference Number: 1/1-006273-G

Shows Maori women sitting around fern roots which have been arranged in heaps. The flax bags used for collecting the fern are lying by. Photograph taken circa 1910s by Northwood brothers.

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1 image, related to Ferns, Heating, Women, Maori - New Zealand - Northland Region and Cookery.

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Maori women working with fern roots, Reference Number 1/1-006273-G (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Fern roots used as charcoal in cooking and heating. [Maori / Michael King p. 105]

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "Northwood Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library"

Other copies available: File Print available in Pictorial Reference Service572. Maori. Women. ca 1910(PFP-002742)

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