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Maori family outside a whare puni, Mangaakuta, near Masterton, [ca 1870s]

Reference Number: PAColl-0260-1

Maori family (ancestors of the Reiri family) outside a whare puni (small communal sleeping house) at Mangaakuta, a hamlet near Masterton. The legend of Maui fishing up the North Island is depicted on the gables of the building which is sometimes referred to as the `Maui House'. Photograph taken by James Bragge circa 1870s. This house has also been described as being at Manga-a-Kuta Pa, Homebush, Masterton, Clancy's Corner, and as "Maori Pah Pipitea Point 1865".

Key terms:
1 image, related to Reiri family, James Bragge, Mangaakuta, Rangitane, Ngati Kahungunu, Whanau, Whare - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Wharepuni.

Part of:
Robins, J D :Photograph of a Maori group outside a whare puni, Mangaakuta, near Masterton, also one of foliage in the Sydney Gardens, Reference Number PAColl-0260 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Albumen print 14.5 x 24.7 cm, mounted on card 23.4 x 29.8 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service572. Maori. Groups(PFP-003063)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - On album page - beneath image: New Zealand Native Home

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