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Carved wooden patu from the bed of Lake Horowhenua, [194-]

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0261-01/7-01

The patu was discovered by R Gettins washed up on the shore of Lake Horowhenua in 1931 and led to the discovery of further artifacts on the bed of the lake. This photograph featured as Plate 5 in Adkin's book "Horowhenua", published in 1948; text on pages 91-92 discusses its discovery and significance.The patu was photographed by Adkin.

Key terms:
1 image, related to R Gettins, Horowhenua, Lake, Patu, Weapons, Maori and Wood-carving, Maori.

Part of:
Illustrations for book on Horowhenua, Reference Number MS-Papers-0261-01/7 (2 digitised items)
Series 1 Correspondence and other papers concerning publication, Reference Number Series-0667 (2 digitised items)

Extent: 1 photographBlack and white print. Manuscript

Historical Notes: George Leslie Adkin was a Wellington farmer, geologist, archaeologist, ethnologist and photographer.

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