Story: Te tāpoi Māori – Māori tourism

Model pā, Whakarewarewa

Model pā, Whakarewarewa

American tourists are entertained at the model in Rotorua in 1957. An ancestral pā had been destroyed to build the model pā, and there was ongoing controversy over its upkeep. Māori were expected to perform in ‘native costume’ and were criticised when they wore modern clothing.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-033530-F/A47,716
Photograph by W. Walker

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Paul Diamond, 'Te tāpoi Māori – Māori tourism - 20th-century Māori tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23722/model-pa-whakarewarewa (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Paul Diamond, published 11 Mar 2010