Story: Te kawa o te marae

Reconciliation of tribes, 1851

Reconciliation of tribes, 1851

Historical accounts by missionaries of ceremonial welcomes show that the pōwhiri process has changed little since then. This image depicts a welcome involving previously warring tribes. Missionaries were also in attendance.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0006-1884-022

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Te kawa o te marae - Mythology and history of marae protocol', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013