Ross, Malcolm, 1862-1930 :[Poi dance at Ruatoki, during the visit of Lord Ranfurly's party]

Ross, Malcolm, 1862-1930 :[Poi dance at Ruatoki, during the visit of Lord Ranfurly's party]
Date
[March 1904]
Ref
PA1-q-634-39
Description

Group of women performing a poi dance in Ruatoki during the visit of Lord Ranfurly and party, photographed in March 1904 by Malcolm Ross.

Inscriptions: Album page - beneath image - The light "poi" balls were swung with lightning quickness.

In "Through Tuhoe land" (Christchurch Press, 1904), which describes the vice-regal expedition which is the subject of PA1-q-634, Malcolm Ross writes: "In marvellous time the light poi balls, made from reed fibre, and attached to strings of twisted flax, were swung with lightning quickness through the air, anon hitting palm or thigh, or foot, with a light patting sound, but never one fraction of a second out of time."

Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s).

Physical Description: Silver gelatin print 161 x 202 mm mounted on album page 255 x 287 mm

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Part of
Ranfurly family: Collection / Through Tuhoe Land
Format
1 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Gelatin silver prints, Silver gelatin print 161 x 202 mm mounted on album page 255 x 287 mm
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Ross, Malcolm, 1862-1930 :[Poi dance at Ruatoki, during the visit of Lord Ranfurly's party]. Ranfurly family: Collection. Ref: PA1-q-634-39. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22801678

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