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[Artist unknown] :[Sketches of a Maori muru at Parawera; The rival tribes outvying one another in the dance. Between 1860 and 1890?]

Reference Number: A-081-002

A cooking area to the left with a series of hangi and logs of wood, an above-ground cooking fire and a large building, presumably the whare kai (cooking and eating house). In the centre, a group of Ngati Koroki on the left facing a group of Parawera Maori, all dancing. Two further houses and a flag on a flagpole in the background with hills in the distance.

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[Artist unknown] :[Sketches of a Maori muru at Parawera, Waikato, by an unknown Maori artist. Between 1860 and 1890?], Reference Number A-081-001/006 (4 digitised items)

Extent: Pencil on paper 233 x 325 mm (irregular). Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001477)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - [names of the two tribes, either in the hand of the artist or of Gilbert Mair]

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