Taiaha

Hani, Maipi, Pouhani

A fighting staff with one end shaped like a tongue (arero) and the other as a blade. The arero end is often decorated with a tauri of feathers or dog hair. (Information from Kupu)

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Date: 1891 By: Koch, Augustus Carl Ferdinand, 1834-1901 Ref: A-274-037 Description: A Maori man standing in a defensive position, a taiaha (hani) lowered in his right hand, its point facing down, his left arm in a defensive blocking position...
By: Robley, Horatio Gordon, 1840-1930; Donne, Thomas Edward, 1860-1945; Webster, Kenneth Athol, 1906-1967; Fuller, Alfred Walter Francis, 1882-1961 Ref: A-080-039/040 Description: Shows a wooden funnel for feeding a chief, pendants, pekapeka, bone barbs and weapons; patu tuna, patuki, torowai and taiaha Inscriptions: Recto - G. Robley...
Date: 1890 - 1891 Ref: A-274-027-1 Description: Drawings of Maori weapons including a taiaha, another form of spear, an axe, two clubs and a carved tewahtewha Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s). Physical Descr...
Creator unknown :Photograph of Tahana Papawaka
Date: [187-?] Ref: PA2-2823 Description: Photograph of Tahana Papawaka, taken circa 1870s. Seated portrait. He holds a taiaha. Photographer unidentified. Formerly identified as Tahana Turoa, d 1874...
Two unidentified Maori women greeting each other with a hongi
Date: [ca 1909] Ref: 1/2-001933-G Description: Two unidentified Maori women, greeting each other with a hongi. They are wearing tag cloaks (korowai), and are standing on a patterned woven flax mat (wharik...
Date: 1936 By: Hartley, Margaret Joan, active 1987-2001; Scrimgeour, Colin Graham, 1903-1987 Ref: Curios-030-056 Description: Wooden Maori figure has facial moko, and is making a challenge, standing slightly inclined, with legs apart, grasping a spear (detachable) in both hands, and...
Date: 1784 By: Webber, John, 1751-1793; Pouncy, Benjamin Thomas, -1799 Ref: C-131-010 Description: Drawing of the Maori pa on Motuara Island in Queen Charlotte Sound showing whare and other buildings. A group of men are standing and sitting in the foregrou...
Date: 1844 By: Mantell, Walter Baldock Durrant (Hon), 1820-1895 Ref: C-103-001-2 Description: Looking east towards the Tararua range, with the river to the right and a small European-style house on a low rise to the left, close to the river On the rev...
Date: 1891 By: Koch, Augustus Carl Ferdinand, 1834-1901 Ref: B-110-035-3 Description: Two Maori men attacking one another with taiaha (hani), both holding their weapons high and diagonally, the points downwards, and using the handles as clubs ...
Date: 1856 By: Strutt, William, 1825-1915 Ref: E-452-f-007-1 Description: Half-length frontal portrait of a Maori chief. He has moko, is wearing a European suit with a bow tie, and is holding the shaft of a taiaha See also the ful...