Story: Māori

Opening of Raukawa meeting house (3rd of 3)

Opening of Raukawa meeting house

In addition to a substantial political career and contributing to tribal management, Āpirana Ngata promoted many cultural projects designed to shore up fast-eroding knowledge resources. For example, he initiated and oversaw several marae building projects throughout the country. This photograph shows the opening of Raukawa meeting house in Ōtaki in 1936, a project initiated and overseen by Ngata.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Original photographic prints and postcards from file print collection, Box 2 (PAColl-5584)
Reference: PAColl-5584-35

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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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Māori - Decline and revival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2619/opening-of-raukawa-meeting-house (accessed 19 April 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal