This photograph, taken at Maketū in the Bay of Plenty, shows a group of Māori assembling on the marae area in front of their wharepuni (meeting house) to receive visitors. This particular marae is one of several within a much larger pā (fortification), suggesting that the inhabitants of the pā divided into smaller groups which, to some extent, operated independently.
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