Ethnologists Elsdon Best (third from left), Johannes Andersen (left) and Hēnare Balneavis (second from left) record an unidentified Māori speaker at the Dominion Museum in 1923. The recording is being made on an Edison cylinder. The photographer was James McDonald, who also took photos and film footage of Māori during museum field expeditions. New technologies for recording sound and images greatly assisted anthropological studies.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Photograph by James McDonald
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