Kōrero: Whakairo

Te wharenui o Houmaitawhiti

Te wharenui o Houmaitawhiti

Ko Houmaitawhiti te matua o Tamatekapua, tangata o Te Arawa waka. Ko tēnei whare whakairo he mea hanga mōna e Ngāti Pikiao ki Maketū, i te tau 1860. Pērā anō i ngā whare whakairo o tērā wā, he mea hanga a Houmaitawhiti i ngā whakairo o ngā waka taua. I te tīmatanga o te rautau 1900 ka nekehia te whare ki te marae o Pounamunui ki Rotoiti, te puna tangata o Ngāti Pikiao. Mārama kehokeho te ātaahua o ngā whakairo o te tohunga o Ngāti Tarāwhai, a Wero Tāroi.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-039273-F

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Brett Graham, 'Whakairo - Te wānanga i Rotorua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/43106/te-wharenui-o-houmaitawhiti (accessed 11 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Brett Graham, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014