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St Mary’s church: interior (2nd of 4)

St Mary’s church: interior

This interior view of St Mary’s church at Tikitiki highlights the amount of carving. Apirana Ngata wanted to revive Māori arts and crafts, and the work on the church was carried out partly to that end, with traditional designs featuring on the tukutuku (woven) panels.

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast places - Waiapu River valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 1 Mar 2015