Photograph album of Whanganui River expedition

Photograph album of Whanganui River expedition
Date
1921
Ref
PA1-q-257
Description

Album of photographs taken 1921 by James Ingram McDonald while on an ethnographic expedition up the Whanganui River. The expedition was undertaken by McDonald, Elsdon Best, Peter Buck, and Johannes Carl Andersen, under the auspices of the Dominion Museum.

There are many views of the Whanganui River and villages, including numbers of waka at Koriniti, and views of eel traps across the river.

Very detailed sequences of photographs show flax weaving, coarser weave for kete and eel traps, and finer quality for clothing and ceremonial mats.

The captions appear to have been added later, in pencil, with some names being unclear.

Many of the photographs have copy negatives, some are 1/4 and some 1/2.

Other Titles - Wanganui River Expedition 1921

Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s).

Physical Description: Album with blue cloth cover, black leather spine and corners, entitled "Photographs. Wanganui River Expedition 1921" on paper label attached to spine; brown paper pages with silver gelatin prints, all approx 10 x 15 cm, affixed; 35.0 x 22.5 cm

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McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 :Photographs
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1 album(s) Album(s), Photographs, Album with blue cloth cover, black leather spine and corners, entitled "Photographs. Wanganui River Expedition 1921" on paper label attached to spine; brown paper pages with silver gelatin prints, all approx 10 x 15 cm, affixed; 35.0 x 22.5 cm
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There are 69 items in this group.
Date: 1921 From: McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-257-6-2 Description: Detail of an interior wall of Wai-Herehere Meeting House, Koroniti. Photographed by James Ingram McDonald in 1921 Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s). Physical ...
Women, child, and flax weaving, outside a meeting house at Koroniti
Date: 1921 From: McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-257-36-1 Description: Unidentified Maori women and child, outside a meeting house at Koroniti in 1921. One of the women is weaving a flax (mat?). Photograph taken by James Ingram ...
Flax cloak with taniko boarders, probably at Koroniti
Date: 1921 From: McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-257-43-5 Description: Flax cloak, with taniko boarders, photographed by James Ingram McDonald in 1921, probably at Koroniti. Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s). Phys...
A Tohunga drilling a hole in greenstone
Date: 1921 From: McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-257-81-1 Description: Tohunga using a cord drill to drill a hole in greenstone. Photographed by James Ingram McDonald in 1921. Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s). P...
Elsdon Best talking to Father Augustine Venning in front of Maori group at Hiruharama (Jerusalem)
Date: 1921 From: McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-257-61-2 Description: Photograph of Elsdon Best talking with a priest (Father Augustine Venning), before a group of Maori men, women, and children sitting on the porch of a wooden...
Hinaki (Maori wicker eel trap), Whanganui River area
Date: 1921 From: McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-257-72-2 Description: Hinaki (Maori wicker eel trap), in the Whanganui River area. Photograph taken by James McDonald in 1921, during an ethnographic expedition that was held unde...
Woman weaving a food basket (rourou or kono) from flax leaves, at Koroniti
Date: 1921 From: McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-257-30-1 Description: Woman seated on a flax mat weaving a food basket (rourou or kono) from flax leaves at Koroniti. Photographed by James Ingram McDonald in 1921. Quantity: 1 ...
Maori group at Jerusalem, Wanganui
Date: 1921 From: McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-257-61-3 Description: Group at Jerusalem, Wanganui, photographed by James McDonald during an Dominion Museum ethnographic expedition in 1921. Shows Maori men, women and children o...
Group of women weaving flax alongside a meeting house at Koroniti
Date: 1921 From: McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-257-34-3 Description: Group of women weaving flax alongside a meeting house at Koroniti in 1921. Ngareta Pokiha is 4th from left. Photograph taken by James Ingram McDonald. Inscr...
A display of Maori fishing nets (kupenga) and fish traps (hinaki)
Date: 1921 From: McDonald, James Ingram, 1865-1935 :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-257-72-3 Description: A display of Maori fishing nets (Kupenga) and fish traps (Hinaki) photographed by James Ingram McDonald in 1921 Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print...