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Interior of Te Rapunga wharenui by Laurence Aberhart, 1984

Interior of Te Rapunga wharenui by Laurence Aberhart, 1984

Photographs of ancestors are revered in Māori communities, and the interiors of many wharenui (meeting houses) are hung with portraits. In 1984 Laurence Aberhart photographed the interior of Te Rapunga at Waiōmio marae near Kawakawa. 

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Reference: 1985/49/2
Photograph by Laurence Aberhart, 1984

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How to cite this page:

Peter Ireland, 'Photography - Early photography, 1840–1880s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43214/interior-of-te-rapunga-wharenui-by-laurence-aberhart-1984 (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Peter Ireland, published 22 Oct 2014