Story: Māori feasts and ceremonial eating – hākari

Hākari at a tangi

Hākari at a tangi

This hākari (feast) was at a tangihanga (funeral) at Pārengarenga in the far north in 1908. Hākari are an important part of tangihanga. On the left food is being hung to dry. On the right children sit and eat outside.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19081105-11-2; AWNS-19081105-10-5

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How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Māori feasts and ceremonial eating – hākari - Traditional feasts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40549/hakari-at-a-tangi (accessed 20 October 2021)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013