Story: Whānau – Māori and family

Pūtiki Wharanui Pā, Whanganui

Pūtiki Wharanui Pā, Whanganui

This watercolour by J. G. Gilfillan shows the at Pūtiki Wharanui on the Whanganui River. Whānau members in the foreground are engaged in wood carving, while a man with a child on his back stands near a pātaka (store house).

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Watercolour by John Gilfillan

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Tai Walker, 'Whānau – Māori and family - Contemporary understandings of whānau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by Tai Walker, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017