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Studio portrait of two young women wearing traditional Maori clothing - Photographed by William Henry Thomas Partington, [ca 1910]

Reference Number: 1/1-003069-G

Studio portrait of an unidentified girl and a young women (possibly sisters) sitting on a mat in front of a scenic backdrop. They are wearing traditional Maori clothing. They hold Maori weapons: on the left, a patu and on the right, a tewhatewha. The young woman is wearing a huia tail feather behind each ear; the young girl is wearing a piupiu. Photograph taken by William Henry Thomas Partington in early 1900s, probably at Wanganui.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits, related to Wanganui, Patu, Tewhatewha, Photography - Studios and dark rooms, Piupiu, Girls, Maori, Young women, Maori, Women, Maori and Maori - Clothing.

Part of:
Auckland Star :Negatives, Reference Number PAColl-3752 (207 digitised items)

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

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 "Auckland Star Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library".

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service572. Maori. Women(PFP-003905)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom left: 76

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