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  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); two Maori wooden carvings probably from a pataka (storehouse); a whakapakoko (statue) of a female figure with child; three putatara (conch shell trumpets); a rou kakahi (mussel dredge); a toko whakapapa/tokotoko (walking sticks, orator's aids) (possibly two); a ngutu taha (calabash mouthpiece); a mauri (stone of spiritual significance), possibly that named Marutuahu.
    Gelatin silver print


  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 20thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 15.2 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 20.6 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 21.2 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 26.6 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        front of image
      • Inscription Content

        [reading from right to left]
        ROU KAKHI, [illegible], deposited by Capt Gilbert Mair.
        NGUTU [object covers label], Carved [object covers label] of Cala[?], deposited by Capt Gilbert Mair.
        PATUTU PATAKS, carved board from the front of a Pataka or village storehouse, deposited by Capt Gilbert Main.
      • Inscription Comment

        labels below objects on display
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        Whahapapa a genealogical tree
        Pukaea War Trumpet
        Modern slab
        Madonna and child
        Made for R.C.Church
        Very ancient slab from Mahoia
        Rou Kakahi a dredge for muscles
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pen
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        front of image
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Comment

        photochemically inscribed
  • Curator's comments

    The objects in this photograph were collected by Captain Gilbert Mair and were acquired by Auckland Museum in 1890 and displayed in a gallery.
    List of objects from left to right identified from Auckland Museum database:
    1) Taua, Toko whakapapa - carved walking stick, from Ohinemutu, Rotorua, belonged to Haere Huka of Te Arawa.
    2) Epa - Pataka carving from a ‘Marae’ on Mokoia Island, carved by Totorere.
    3) Whakapakoko - Madonna and child, wooden figurative carving.
    4) Patutu pataka - Pataka doorway from a ‘Marae’.
    5) Three Putatara - conch shell trumpets.
    6) A wooden Ngutu taha - mouth of calabash (body ornament), from Urewera, Bay of Plenty.
    7) Rou Kakahi – a dredge, from Rotoiti, Rotorua.
    8) A round stone carving or Marutuahu, Mauri - Mauri, from Te Kaha, Bay of Plenty.
    9) Walking stick[?].Related image: this image can also be found in Oc,B10.24


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  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 897 (Josiah Martin photographic series)

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