Story: Marutūahu tribes

Hotunui meeting house

Hotunui meeting house

Hotunui is the great meeting house of the Hauraki peoples. Built as a marriage present by the Ngāti Awa tribe, Hotunui once stood at Pārāwai near Thames, where this photograph was taken. It is now held at the Auckland Museum.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Burton Brothers Collection
Reference: PA7-05-19
Photograph by Burton Brothers

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Marutūahu tribes - Marutūahu icons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/756/hotunui-meeting-house (accessed 1 August 2021)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017