Story: Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia

Pūtiki pā

Pūtiki pā

This image from the mid-1800s shows a peaceful and quiet scene at Pūtiki , near the mouth of the Whanganui River. The three figures sitting on the ground to the right are carving. The man to the left carries a baby on his back. Other figures in the background sit quietly.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-142-003
Watercolour by John Gilfillan

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How to cite this page:

Ross Calman, 'Leisure in traditional Māori society – ngā mahi a te rēhia - Te whare tapere', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/40192/putiki-pa (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Ross Calman, published 5 Sep 2013