Story: Ngā tamariki – Māori childhoods

Village life

Village life

This romantic but appealing version of a life in a traditional Māori village was painted by Gottfried Lindauer. 'The time of kai' (1907) shows children eating, helping to prepare food and being cared for by an elder.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil on canvas by Gottfried Lindauer, 1907

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How to cite this page:

Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, 'Ngā tamariki – Māori childhoods - Traditional Māori childhoods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/30530/village-life (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011