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.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Photograph by Laurence Aberhart, 1984
Permission of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki must be obtained before any re-use of this image.
Courtesy of Laurence Aberhart