This family is standing outside a whare puni (small communal sleeping house) at Mangaakuta, near Masterton. The story of the demigod Māui fishing up the North Island from a waka (canoe) has been painted on the house’s bargeboards. Landscapes were seldom pictured directly in Māori art.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, James Bragge Collection
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Photograph by James Bragge
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