Building and Maori carvings, Normanby, 1924
Reference Number: PAColl-0001-2-2-136
Photograph of a building at Waihi Redoubt, Normanby with carved poles standing at each corner and enclosed behind a wooden fence. Taken 1924 by Robert E Wells.
1 image, categorised under Building portraits, related to Normanby, Waihi Redoubt, Fortification - New Zealand - Taranaki Region, Poles, Buildings - New Zealand - Taranaki Region and Wood-carving, Maori.
Photographs of the Mokau and other North Island districts, Reference Number PAColl-0001-2-2 (16 digitised items)
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Wells, Robert E, 1905-2006 :Photographic negatives, prints and transparencies of the Mokau and other rural North Island districts, and scenic views of New Zealand, Reference Number PAColl-0001 (532 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Gelatin silver print 10.2 x 15.6 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph
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Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - top centre: Photos of historical interest 1924; Verso - centre: Print 2. Specimen of Maori Carving. This is to be seen on the summit of an old Maori fort, close to the famous British Waihi Redoubt. The trenches just below, surround it on 4 sides in the shape of a square. Quite a number of "Maori holes" are to be found on the far side of the building. The Waihi cemetery is laid out on the "southern" slope of this fortified hill. The carved poles were presented to the Normanby Town Board, after their removal from the Christchurch Exhibition. These same poles have figured very largely in the history of the township, as the innocent cause of many a storm. ; Verso - bottom centre: Robt E Wells, Hadfield Hostel, Kelburn, Wgton
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