Story: Tangihanga – death customs

Tombs and memorials

These tombs and memorials from around New Zealand, including waka maumahara and pou whakairo, were painted in the 1840s by George French Angas.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0014-50
Tinted lithograph by George French Angas

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:

Rawinia Higgins, 'Tangihanga – death customs - The tangihanga process', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2021)

Story by Rawinia Higgins, published 5 May 2011