Story: Wellington region

Roasting karaka berries

Roasting karaka berries

Although Waikanae Māori accepted Pākehā custom, they also continued traditional activities. In this photograph, taken in 1908, a group of women are roasting karaka berries at Whakarongotai marae.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Hislop Album
Reference: PA1-o-229-48-4
Photograph by Harold Stevens Hislop

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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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Population', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13345/roasting-karaka-berries (accessed 16 December 2017)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015