Story: Ngā mātua – Māori parenting

Whānau outside a wharepuni

Whānau outside a wharepuni

A whānau group is shown outside a wharepuni (sleeping house) at Manga-a-Kuta, in the Wairarapa, probably in the 1870s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James Bragge Collection
Reference: 1/2-004136-F
Photograph by James Bragge

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Cindy Kiro, 'Ngā mātua – Māori parenting - Whānau and whāngai', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Cindy Kiro, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017