This hand game competition was part of a special Māori games day at Whakatāne, organised by the Māori synod of the Presbyterian church as a fundraiser for Turakina Māori Girls' College. The woman in the photograph was the overall winner in the hand games. There were also competitions in ti rākau (stick games), teka (dart throwing), koruru (knucklebones) and mū tōrere (a game similar to draughts), as well as races on poututuru (stilts).
Using this item
Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Te Ao Hou, no. 58 (1967), p. 37
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.
Courtesy of Te Puni Kokiri