Story: Daily life in Māori communities – te noho a te hapori

Speechmaking after a meal

Speechmaking after a meal

Children as well as adults appear in this scene of a in the late evening. A chief is making a speech in front of the meeting house on the left, while the storage frame to the right is loaded with preserved food. The people represent a wide range of ages and roles, suggesting that social activities were shared by many members of a tribe.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Reference: 1923/3
Oil on canvas by Sam Stuart

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Mark Derby, 'Daily life in Māori communities – te noho a te hapori - Daily life in traditional communities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/40897/speechmaking-after-a-meal (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013