Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Guides Maggie and Bella (1st of 2)

Guides Maggie and Bella

Mākereti Papakura (‘Guide Maggie’, at right) and her half-sister Bella were among the most prominent guides in the Whakarewarewa thermal area in the early 20th century. This photograph is reproduced on a tin plate. Scenes from around New Zealand on the rim of the plate are separated by portraits of Māori men and women.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Curios-013-003-1
Lithograph by Arthur James Illes

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - An adaptable Māori culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15193/guides-maggie-and-bella (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015