Story: Papatūānuku – the land

Welcome at Kāwhia

Welcome at Kāwhia

A chief of the Ngāti Hikairo people welcomes Governor-General Sir William Jervois and his party at Kāwhia in 1884. In the pōwhiri (formal welcome), the tangata whenua (people of the land) welcome visitors onto their marae.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, E. R. Williams Collection
Reference: G-140365-1/2
Photograph by William Williams

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Papatūānuku – the land - Whenua – the placenta', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007