photographic print(black and white)
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Photograph (black and white); portrait of a Maori woman, Maggie Papakura; standing inside a whare (Maori meeting house); she wears a hei tiki (neck pendant) and holds a Maori feathered hat(?); the front portion of the whare is visible, with a carved koruru (figure post), kowhaiwhai patterned rafters, a wooden carved pare (door lintel) and door, and a wooden carved window; New Zealand.
Gelatin silver print
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Height: 14.10 centimetres
Width: 19.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Maggie Papakura, was born in Matata, the Bay of Plenty to a Maori mother and an Englishman. She was brought up with her Maori family and received English schooling. After her marriage and the birth of her son, she put her entrepreneurial skills to use and became a tour guide. In 1901 she publicly welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, which led to her successful career. Photographers consistantly wished to photograph her. She was also given the chance to travel worldwide to exhibitions on Maori culture and continued to give tours on Maori culture and heritage.
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