photographic print(black and white)
- Museum number
Photograph (black and white); Maori men preparing to perform a haka (dance); wearing piupiu (skirts) and white albatross feathers in their hair; leader with face painted and sticking out tongue, holding patu (club, possibly whalebone); man to left holding taiaha (ceremonial and fighting staff); Parihaka, New Zealand.
Gelatin silver print
- Production date
Height: 15 centimetres
Width: 20.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This photograph has been taken of Parihaka. Parihaka is a small Taranaki settlement, in New Zealand. From 1860-1900 war and exile of the Maori people from Parahaka affected the political, cultural and spiritual dynamics of New Zealand. Two well known figures, Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi led the Parihaka movement. They established monthly meetings at Parihaka on the 18th day which recalled the date of the start of the first war in Waitara which began on March 18. 1860.
See also: Oc,B4.7/8/9/10
- Not on display
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 429 (Collis photographic series)