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Dalmatians and Māori at Houhora

Dalmatians and Māori at Houhora

Dalmatian and Māori gum diggers gather at Houhora in Northland on New Year’s Day, 1911. A number of Dalmatians paid these Māori to make them a hāngī (earth oven). The diggers and their friends are about to feast on a pig being carved by the gentleman in the centre of the photograph.

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Carl Walrond, 'Dalmatians - Work and war: 1890 to 1930', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/272/dalmatians-and-maori-at-houhora (accessed 9 December 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015