Story: Anthropology and archaeology

Leslie Adkin's photographs of archaeological finds, 1931–32

Leslie Adkin was an amateur archaeologist, ethnologist and photographer who made detailed studies around the Horowhenua and Manawatū regions. The artefacts shown on this page from his photo album include a series of items from Lake Horowhenua, a bailer (tatā or tīheru) from Poroutawhao, an adze (toki) from Waipipi-a-maihi, and the remains of a canoe (waka) at Rangitīkei beach. There is also a photo of the site of Wharingi kāinga (village) at the Manawatū heads and another of two girls from the Ngāti Wehiwehi hāpu at Whakahoro, Horowhenua.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Adkin Collection
Reference: PA1-f-009-26
Photographs by George Leslie Adkin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Peter Clayworth, 'Anthropology and archaeology - ‘Salvage anthropology’ and the birth of professionalism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014