From the 1890s ethnographer Elsdon Best investigated diverse aspects of Maori culture through direct contact with Maori people. Here, Best (seated, right) observes a man demonstrating a nose flute, while his companion looks on.
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Jeffrey Sissons. 'Best, Elsdon', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1993. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2b20/best-elsdon (accessed 18 March 2018)