Story: Ngā mātua – Māori parenting

Māori woman with child

Māori woman with child

A young Māori woman carries her child on her back in a traditional way, in a painting from the 1880s. She holds a flax kete containg peaches.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-053-018
Oil painting by John Philemon Backhouse

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How to cite this page:

Cindy Kiro, 'Ngā mātua – Māori parenting - Types of parenting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/29251/maori-woman-with-child (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by Cindy Kiro, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017