Patu

Hand clubs, Patu poto

A short club used as a weapon, made of stone, wood or bone. Other patu are used to soften fernroot and flax fibre

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Portrait of nine Maori men, including Waata Hipango and Takarangi Metekingi, and two Europeans - Photograph taken by William Henry Thomas Partington
Date: [ca 1910] Description: Studio portrait of nine mainly unidentified Maori men in European dress, and two Europeans, five of them holding weapons, circa 1910. Three Koroua (aged Maor...
Man with headress wearing a Maori cloak and holding a patu
Description: A man wearing a headress and a Maori cloak. He holds a patu. Inscriptions: Fighting costume (From back of print) Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic prin...
Manunui's Napoleon
Date: [between 1900-1930] Description: Manunui's Napleon aged 100, photographed by William Archer Price, between 1900-1930. He wears a suit jacket, and a cap. He holds a patu. Inscriptions: Photo...
Maori hand clubs and adzes
Date: [ca 1890-1930] Description: Patu (Maori hand clubs) and ceremonial toki (Maori adzes) photographed by Samuel Heath Head between ca 1890-1930, possibly in Christchurch. Quantity: 1 b&w ...
Date: 1940 - 1949 By: Dominion Museum (N.Z.) Description: Information sheet has two sections. The top section relates to Maori canoes - tree-felling, hollowing out. Shows a mokihi or raft, a river canoe, war canoe a...
Rotomahana Hotel, Te Wairoa
Date: [1885] Description: The Rotomahana Hotel, Te Wairoa, photographed in January 1885 by George Dobson Valentine. A Maori man wearing a korowai (tag cloak) and carrying a patu is s...
Maori women with babies on their backs standing in front of a meeting house
Date: [ca 1909] Description: Shows two young Maori women with young children on their backs (pikau) standing on a flax mat in front of a meeting house. An older woman is standing behind ...
Mr Pokiha
Date: ca 1910 Description: Maori chief, Mr Pokiha (probably Pokiha Peni) circa 1910, probably in the Wanganui region. He wears a pake (Maori cloak used as a rain cape), and holds a pat...
Date: 1966 Description: Portrait of the chief Kewene Te Haho, shown wearing a tag cloak and holding a short club (patu). He is wearing a moustache and his face is fully tattooed. Fr...
Date: 1868 - 1889 - 1888 - 1891 By: Boscawen, John Hugh, 1851-1937; Burton Brothers (Dunedin, N.Z.) Description: Standing portrait of Horonuku Te Heuheu Tukino IV. He has two huia feathers in his hair, wears two kiwi feather cloaks and carries a patu in his right hand....