Fishing waka being launched on Papatapu Creek, Aotea Harbour, north of Kawhia
Fishing waka being launched on Papatapu Creek, Aotea Harbour, north of Kawhia, on the 24th of February, 1934. Taken by an unidentified photographer.
From left to right: Tu Te Mahurangi Waitere (26 years) and grandfather Ngatokorua Hone Waitere (92 years), the waka carvers, then Ngatokorua's son Wiri Toko Waitere (57 years), Hone Joe Waitere (19 years) and sister Nettie Waitere (nee Phillips) (24 years). The baby boy is Joe Waitoa.
Other - Note on back of file print reads: "Last canoe to be launched on Aotea Harbour, north of Kawhia. Another snap just after the launching Feb 24 1934. It measured 30' x 33'. You can call it a fishig canoe. Papatapu Creek. Aotea Harbour."
Source of descriptive information - Names of persons provided by family member.
Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).
Physical Description: Cellulose triacetate negative 8.3 x 5.2 cm
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Format: 1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Cellulose triacetate negative 8.3 x 5.2 cm, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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