The Maori waka Ngatokimatawhaorua

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Date
1940
By
Snowden, James Robert, 1904-1982
Ref
1/2-C-014058-F
Description

Maori waka `Ngatokimatawhaorua' being launched prior to the Waitangi Day events in February 1940. Taken by B Snowden in 1940.

This 100ft Maori waka was built in Kerikeri during the 1930s, under the direction of Pita Heperi and Piri Poutapu. After the 1940 Waitangi Day events it was gifted to the nation and is housed in the canoe house at Waitangi.

This is 1 of 3 waka built at the instigation of Princess Te Puea.

Quantity: 1 b&w copy negative(s).

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1 b&w copy negative(s), Negatives, Orientation: Horizontal image
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