Maori wooden memorial, made from a waka, and carved to mark the grave of Te Mahutu, at Pipiriki

Maori wooden memorial, made from a waka, and carved to mark the grave of Te Mahutu, at Pipiriki
Date
between 1860 and 1890
Ref
1/4-017135-G
Description

Maori wooden memorial known as Nga Rangi-o-Rehua or Te Koanga-o-rehua, made from a waka, and carved to mark the grave of Te Mahutu. Photograph taken in Pipiriki by William James Harding, between 1856 and 1886.

This monument was made from a waka, cut in two. According to Sir Walter Buller, it was erected at Pipiriki, on the Whanganui River, about the year 1824. Circa 1865, it was brought down the river to a cemetery in Putiki. Some time later Major Kemp presented the monument to Sir Walter Buller, where it stood at his home on Lake Papaitonga, near Levin. When Buller died it was given to the Dominion Museum. (Information from `Maori Art' by W J Phillipps, page 39. Held at Alexander Turnbull Library 572.9931 PHI 1946)

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

Physical Description: Glass negative

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Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Part of
Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district
Format
1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Glass negative
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Maori wooden memorial, made from a waka, and carved to mark the grave of Te Mahutu, at Pipiriki. Harding, William James, 1826-1899 :Negatives of Wanganui district. Ref: 1/4-017135-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22800268

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