Story: Ngā tamariki – Māori childhoods

Moko kauae

Moko kauae

Harimate, a young woman probably from the Whanganui region, is shown here with a fine cloak, white feather headdress and the moko kauae, or woman’s chin tattoo.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland Star Collection (PA-Group-00610)
Reference: 1/2-008293-G
Photograph by William Henry Thomas

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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How to cite this page:

Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, 'Ngā tamariki – Māori childhoods - Māori children’s upbringing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30548/moko-kauae (accessed 24 November 2017)

Story by Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011