Story: Māori housing – te noho whare

Family outside their whare

Family outside their whare

A family relaxes outside their whare near Auckland in the 1870s or 1880s. The whare might be described as a hybrid dwelling, with both Māori and European attributes. The roof and cladding are of traditional materials, but the higher walls, wooden door, glazed window and brick chimney are European features.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Mrs Scott Collection
Reference: PA7-46-40
Photograph by Herbert Deveril

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Ben Schrader, 'Māori housing – te noho whare - Wharepuni to European house', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013