Traditional Maori artifacts - Alexander Turnbull Library

Traditional Maori artifacts


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Date: between 1870-1900

Description: Traditional Maori artifacts including hoe (waka paddles), patu (short hand weapons), boxes, decorated gourds and other carved wooden items, from the collection of Augustus Hamilton in the Hawkes Bay Philosophical Society, Napier. Photograph taken, probably in the 1890s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier. Identified by comparison with 1/1-025852-G. This photograph was published on page 324 of "Maori Art", by Augustus Hamilton. The caption indicated that the light coloured mere in the foreground, named Tahiti-whenua, belonged to Airini Tonore. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Dry plate glass negative 6.5 x 8.5 inches

Usage: Unknown?

Category: Images

Subject: Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, Donnelly, Airini, 1854?-1909, Wood-carving, Māori, Hoe, Patu, Gourds